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Stonogobiops medon  Hoese & Randall, 1982

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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Stonogobiops: Greek, stonos, -ou = groan + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Hoese, Randall.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 22 - 35 m (Ref. 397).   Tropical, preferred ?; 0°S - 15°S

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Eastern Central Pacific: an apparent endemic to the Marquesas Islands.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 12; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 11; Vertebre: 26. Scales on thorax and pectoral base small and embedded. Eyes and mouth large. Head pores absent. Angle of jaws 40 degrees. Tan in body color with pale spot on each scale; median fins greenish; 2nd dorsal fin with yellowish brown lines; pectoral fins pointed with tan rays, clear membranes; pelvic fins tan. Adults with dark head band ending on upper margin of preoperculum. Longitudinal scale series 100-115, transverse 24-29. 1st to 3rd dorsal spines of adults greatly prolonged. Median predorsal region scaled forward to above preoperculum.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

A burrowing species occurring on flat or slightly sloping sand or sand and rubble bottoms. Takes refuge in a burrow constructed by its symbiont alpheid shrimp (a juvenile observed to live with Alpheus randalli). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 89972).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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Hoese, D.F. and J.E. Randall, 1982. Revision of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Stonogobiops. Indo-Pac. Fish. (1):18 p. (Ref. 397)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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