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Gobiodon brochus  Harold & Winterbottom, 1999

Rasp coralgoby
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiodon: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  brochus: Named for its modified teeth and associated structures of the lower jaw..   More on author: Winterbottom.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 15 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia and Tonga.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 36585)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 10-12; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 9 - 10; Vertebre: 26. Two oblique pigment bars on the head posterodorsal to the eye. Uniquely derived lower jaw, modified anteromedially into a dentigerous, fleshy projection and a row of elongate, transversely oriented papillae in the ventral portion of the cheek. Interopercular-isthmus groove nearly straight. Caudal fin rounded.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found in association with Acropora loripes and Acropora elseyi; commonly in pairs (Ref. 36585); a coral-commensal species (Ref. 72446). Feeds on copepods, forams, and unidentifiable flocculent material (may represent in part the remains of coral tissue) (Ref. 36585).

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Harold, A.S. and R. Winterbottom, 1999. Gobiodon brochus: a new species of gobiid fish (Teleostei: Gobioidei) from the western South Pacific, with a description of its unique jaw morphology. Copeia 1999(1):49-57. (Ref. 36585)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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