Stenogobius kenyae Smith, 1959
Africa rivergoby
photo by FAO

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
 Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Africa: known from the Sabaki River, Kenya (Ref. 4343). Reported from Somalia to South Africa in waters entering the Indian Ocean (Ref. 34009).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-11. Males with light stripe near 1st dorsal fin base (Ref. 2798). Cheek naked; opercle usually naked, may have few large scales; pectoral base naked; belly usually naked, may have few thin scales; breast usually naked, may have one to five scales; predorsal region fully scaled with large scales numbering 10 to 15; first dorsal fin with two parallel black bands on basal half of fin (Ref. 34009).
 Biology:  Inhabits from fresh water to marine conditions in lowland rivers and bays (Ref. 34009).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.05.94
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 11.07.94

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