Gobiopsis angustifrons Lachner & McKinney, 1978
Narrownape barbelgoby
Gobiopsis angustifrons
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  4.54 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.12 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 25 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Australia, and the Solomon Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Sensory pores nasal, posterior interorbital, and supraotic present, 2 preopercular pores present, anterior temporal and posterior temporal pores absent; head narrow, eyes large, interorbital narrow, diameter of orbit greater than width of bony interorbital; postmandibular and posterior gular barbels absent; jaw short, its length about 14-15% of SL; dark wedge on head descends to middle or lower portion of preopercle; light base of pectoral fin not divided by dark wedge; trunk with 5 prominent saddles and moderately mottled (Ref. 11637); characterized further by having cycloid scales; deeply embedded nape scales; depth of body 5.2-7.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Cryptic inhabitant of sand-rubble bottoms next to reefs (Ref. 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.04.02
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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