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Tryssogobius longipes  Larson & Hoese, 2001

Longfin 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;  longipes: From the Latin longes, and pes for foot, in reference to the elongate pelvic fins, especially in developed males (Ref. 44093).   More on author: Larson, Hoese.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 35 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44093)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 0-1; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14. Grey with a yellow to orange lateral stripe, which may form a dark spot under the eye; black spot in the first dorsal fin (Ref. 44093); characterized further by having blue and yellow basal stripes on dorsal and anal fins; caudal fin with blue and yellow streaks/bands; pelvic fins white; third and fourth dorsal spines elongate in males; pointed caudal fin in adults; longitudinal scale series 27-28; cheek with a single row of large scales; opercle covered by 2-3 large scales; predorsal scales extending to mid-interorbital; fused pelvic fins, forms cup-shaped disc; depth of body 5.0-7.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms in 20-35 m (Ref. 90102). Hovers above the substrate (Ref. 44093).

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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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