Bryaninops spongicolus Suzuki, Bogorodsky & Randall, 2012
photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  2.45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 23 m
 Distribution:  Indian Ocean: presently known from the holotype from off Sudan, with a possible range extension to the Gulf of Aqaba (Ref. 89154).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Dorsal-fin rays I,8; anal-fin rays I,8; pectoral-fin rays 15; scales on body reaching to above base of pectoral fins, the longitudinal scale series 52; transverse scale rows 11; body elongate, the depth at anus 15% SL; head width slightly greater than head depth; snout long and depressed, 41% head length, and depressed; eye 28% head length; lower jaw slightly protruding; gill opening extending forward to below center of eye; two pairs of recurved canine teeth on side of lower jaw; caudal fin rounded; pelvic disc broadly oblong and flat, not reaching genital papilla; each pelvic spine flattened to a lobe and joined to frenum, without a pocket beneath; body translucent in life, dusky yellow over abdomen; snout mainly yellow with a lateral blackish stripe from eye to front of jaws; scattered melanophores on head posterior to eye (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: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 26.09.14

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