Bryaninops discus Suzuki, Bogorodsky & Randall, 2012
Bryaninops discus
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  1.94 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 16 m
 Distribution:  Indian Ocean: known from specimens from the Suakin Archipelago off Sudan, and the Seven Brothers Islands (Sawabi Islands) in the Gulf of Aden near the southern end of the Red Sea (Ref. 89154).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal-fin rays I,8; anal-fin rays I,9; pectoral-fin rays 14–15, some rays branched; scales on body reaching forward to or nearly to above base of pectoral fins, the longitudinal scale series 34–52, transverse scale rows 10–13; body very slender, the depth at anus 11–13% SL; head length 28–30% SL; head width slightly greater than head depth; head depth 43.5–50% head length; snout length 29–31% head length; jaws same length or lower jaw slightly protruding; lower jaw rounded in ventral view; gill opening wide, extending forward to below posterior edge of orbit; posterior interorbital pore (D) present; curved canine tooth at middle of side of lower jaw; pelvic fins flat and dish-like in adults (cup-like in 13.6-mm paratype); pelvic frenum with anteriorly-facing pocket; caudal fin truncate to rounded; numerous dark brown dots only on ventral half of body posterior to abdomen in preserved specimens; dorsal half of body transparent in life with seven saddle-like, pink and black bars (including one on nape), lower half of body pink, suffused with some yellow, and densely blotched and dotted with black. A small species, the holotype largest, 19.4 mm SL (Ref. 89154).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 26.01.12
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 26.01.12

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