Gobiodon ceramensis (Bleeker, 1853)
Ceram coralgoby
photo by Winterbottom, R.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 15 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Pacific.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Characterized by uniform black body color including fins; absence of scales; complete pelvic fin frenum and basal membrane; depth of body at pelvic fin level 3.0-3.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  A coral-commensal species (Ref. 72446). Found among branches of hard corals in 2-15 m, often with Stylophora pistillata (Ref 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.11.03
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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