Smilosicyopus chloe (Watson, Keith & Marquet, 2001)
Chloe's Sicyopus
Smilosicyopus chloe
photo by Dubosc, J.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Sicydiinae
 Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 5 m
 Distribution:  Oceania: New Caledonia and Vanuatu (Ref. 87781).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10. Diagnosis: one or 2 canine teeth on each side of upper and lower jaws. Broad blackish 'V' shaped mark on head ventrally in males, appearing dusky in females. Nape with a row of 4 to 7 blackish spots in small individuals on each side, becoming more numerous on upper surface of head, snout and on upper opercle in larger specimens. Markings sexually dimorphic, males dorsal to midline blackish with a row of whitish spots or irregular barring and ventral to midline whitish, females with broad dusky bars laterally, being blackish midlaterally (Ref. 47572).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 03.11.04
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.06.15
 Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 16.11.04

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