Sueviota atrinasa Winterbottom & Hoese, 1988
Blacknose dwarfgoby
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 18 - 20 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 9 soft rays; second dorsal spines filamentous in males. Anterior nasal tube elongate, 10-15% HL, black except at extreme base. An oblique black spot behind orbit, followed by 2 black vertical bars on each side of the nape. Presence of an anterior and, usually, a posterior interorbital pore; a postocular and an infraorbital pore; preopercular pores absent (Ref. 39927); characterized further by longitudinal scale series 24; ctenoid scales on body except cycloid near midline of abdomen and anterolaterally behind lower pectoral fin base; scaleless head, nape, pectoral fin base and breast; depth of body 4.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Inhabits reef crevices 10-30 m (Ref. 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.11.02
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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