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Tryssogobius quinquespinus  Randall, 2006

Fivespine 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;  quinquespinus: Name from Latin ‘quinque’ for five and ‘spina’ for spine, refers to its having 5 spines in the first dorsal fin, a rare count for gobiid fishes..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 25 - 35 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL (female)

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Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D V + I, 9; A I, 11; pectoral rays 17-18; diameter of eye 2.75-2.95 in HL; interorbital width 5.15-5.55 in HL; first 3 dorsal spines subequal, the longest 4.2-4.9 in SL: 3 filamentous lobes in caudal fin, the longest 2.3-2.5 in SL; short pectoral fins, 3.9-4.15 in SL; colour when fresh lavender-grey with a midlateral yellow stripe from behind eye to middle of caudal fin; ventro-posterior edge of eye with an iridescent blue rectangular mark, bordered below by a dusky-edged, yellow semicircular mark; submarginal yellow and blue bands in second dorsal and anal fins and upper and lower lobes of caudal fin (Ref. 75950).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sheltered, silty reefs in 25-35 m (Ref. 90102).

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Randall, J.E., 2006. Three new species of the gobiid fish genus Tryssogobius from the western and South Pacific. Aqua, 11(3):105-116. (Ref. 75950)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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