Gobiopsis woodsi Lachner & McKinney, 1978
Woods' barbelgoby
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 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  4.23 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.77 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: southern India and northern Gulf of Thailand.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9; Vertebrae: 26-26. Sensory pores nasal, posterior interorbital, anterior temporal, and posterior temporal present, the supraotic pore almost always present, 2 preopercular pores; 2-5 posterior mandibular barbels present; anterior cheek tuft barbels modally 5; postmandibular and posterior gular barbels absent; scales strongly ctenoid, large, 30-36 in horizontal series; males with 2-5 enlarged canine teeth medially on inner row of upper jaw; jaw moderate in length, about 13-18% of SL; dark head wedge not evident; light base of pectoral fin divided or nearly so by dark wedge; coloration mottled, saddles not prominent (Ref. 11637).
 Biology:  Inhabitant of sand-rubble bottom near dead and live coral reef (Ref. 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.04.02
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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