Schismatogobius deraniyagalai Kottelat & Pethiyagoda, 1989
Redneck goby
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 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
 Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m
 Distribution:  Asia: We River (Kelani basin), about 5 km upstream of the Kelani and Yatiyantota junction, Sri Lanka. Also in a tributary of the Gin River in the Kanneliya Forest Reserve. Philippines, Australia and India (Ref. 43640).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9
 Biology:  Found in shallow areas of rivers with sandy, coarse sand or gravel substrate in which it buries itself when disturbed. Usually occur in big groups. Insectivore. Has been bred in captivity at an experimental level, but with a larval mortality of 100%.
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 14.06.94
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 17.08.94

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