Gymnoamblyopus novaeguineae Murdy & Ferraris, 2003
Gymnoamblyopus novaeguineae
photo by Murdy, E.O.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Amblyopinae
 Max. size:  9.9 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Oceania: Papua New Guinea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-33; Anal soft rays: 26-26; Vertebrae: 26-26. Pterygiophore formula 3-12210; having only 1 anal-fin pterygiophore anterior to first haemal spine. Absence of the following: Y-shaped second anal-fin pterygiophore, chin barbels, scales, raised dermal folds or ridges, and cephalic sensory canals and pores. Short pleural ribs posteriorly directed. Vertical mouth large; lips fleshy especially at rictus. Eyes rudimentary, but distinct; covered by skin. Posterior naris lateral to, and slightly anterior to, eye. Anterior naris at tip of small flap of skin overhanging upper jaw. Dorsal-fin base long and broadly joined with caudal fin; anal-fin membrane also broadly joined with caudal fin. Pectoral fin margin rounded posteriorly. Pelvic fin with well-developed frenum and connecting membrane forming cup-shaped disc. Caudal fin slightly longer than head. Head depressed with a slightly compressed body. (Ref. 45979).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.03.03
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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