Stenogobius yateiensis Keith, Watson & Marquet, 2002
Yaté's goby
Stenogobius yateiensis
photo by Dubosc, J.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
 Max. size:  6.75 cm SL (male/unsexed); 6.85 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 5 m
 Distribution:  Oceania: Tibarama River, Kwatea River.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Scales on predorsal midline 15 to 18, usually 16 to 17; scales in horizontal series 50 to 52, usually 51 to 52; breast scaled; an important reddish longitudinal band on outer margin on first and second dorsal fins on males and females, underlined with a white one (Ref. 48272).
 Biology:  Collected from freshwater streams mostly under tidal influence. Stream bottom consists mostly of shifting sand. Known to dive head first into sand when threatened (Ref. 48272).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.07.03
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.06.15

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