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Gnatholepis knighti  Jordan & Evermann, 1903

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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gnatholepis: Greek, gnathos = jaw + Greek,lepis = scale (Ref. 45335);  knighti: Named for Knight Starr Jordan, the son of David Starr Jordan (Ref. 54834).   More on author: Jordan, Evermann.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino; rango de profundidad 0 - 5 m (Ref. 92171).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: Known only from the Hawaiian island chain.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 92171); 6.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 7 - 8; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 10-12; Espinas anales 1; Radios blandos anales: 10 - 11. This large stocky Gnatholepis species (up to 64 mm SL) is distinguished by the following characters: cycloid scales on predorsal region, cheek and pectoral fin base; a distinct flap present at end of lower lip; 3 or more dark spots along first spine of first and second dorsal fins, followed by at least 3 rows of dark spots or short streaks; pectoral fin plain translucent to pale brownish; transverse black line crossing upper part of eye usually split in 2; anal fin plain dusky, often with one to several blackish rounded to oval spots posteriorly, or with dark streaks following membrane; D2 and A nearly always I,11; pectoral rays 15-17 (usually 16); lateral scales 25-29 (usually 27); predorsal scales 7-10 (usually 8-9) (Ref. 92171).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Most specimens have been collected from shallow habitats, tide pools or 'brackish pools', at depths of 0-5 m, from sand and mangrove areas (Ref. 92171).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Larson, H.K. and D.J. Buckle, 2012. A revision of the goby genus Gnatholepis Bleeker (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobionellinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3529:1-69. (Ref. 92171)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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