Gobiodon fuscoruber Herler, Bogorodsky & Suzuki, 2013
Brown-red coralgoby
Gobiodon fuscoruber
photo by Herler, J.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  3.67 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific, Red Sea, Japan andn Australia (GBR).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D Vi+I,0; A I,8; both head and body naked; distinct groove between isthmus and interopercle; deep body (the depth at pelvic-fin origin 40.4-44.3 % SL) and strongly compressed; juveniles with rounded head, large adults with steep profile, slightly hump-headed; caudal peduncle relatively slender (depth 14.8-16.0% SL); colour of juveniles and adults dark reddish brown with greenish subcutaneous gleam on dorsal part of body; median fins plain (western Pacific Oceans) or with pale margin (Red Sea and Indian Ocean); iris plain light blue (Red Sea) or scattered with red-brown dots on the outer margin (Ref. 94082).
 Biology:  Occurs on reef flats, crests and upper reef slopes in less exposed areas; and prefers Acropora selago, but also occurs in a number of other, narrowly branched Acropora species such as A. acuminata and A. hyacinthus (Ref. 94082).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.09.13
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.09.13

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