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Tryssogobius colini  Larson & Hoese, 2001

Colin's fairygoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Tryssogobius: Greek, tryo, tryso = to wear away + see under Gobius;  colini: Named for Dr. Patrick Colin, who collected the holotype and other material (Ref. 44093).   More on author: Larson, Hoese.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 27 - 82 m (Ref. 44093).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to Sabah and Papua New Guinea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44093)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11. Pale blue-grey with a whitish lateral stripe; light blue to violet spots on the side of the head and nod dark fin markings (Ref. 44093); characterized further by having relatively broad first dorsal fin and facate with broad tip; rhomboid caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 24-26; single row of large scales on cheek; three large and 1-2 smaller scales covering opercle; predorsal scales extend to mid-interorbital; fused pelvic fins, forms cup-shaped disc, posterior margin rounded; depth of body 4.3-5.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits seaward sand slopes (Ref. 37816). Found over pebbles (Ref. 43239). Hovers above the substrate (Ref. 44093). May occur in small groups (Ref. 37816).

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Larson, H.K. and D.F. Hoese, 2001. A new genus of small gobiid fish (Teleostei, Gobiidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with description of two new species. Beagle, Rec. Mus. Art Galler. North. Territ. 17:27-36. (Ref. 44093)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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