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Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus  Gill, Bogorodsky & Mal, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Xenisthmidae (Collared wrigglers)
Etymology: Gymnoxenisthmus: Name from Greek 'gymnos' meaning bare or naked, and the gobioid genus Xenisthmus; refers to the absence of scales on the body.;  tigrellus: Name a Latin word meaning a little tiger; referring to the orange bars on the body (selected by school children at the Australian Museum Science Festival Expo in August 2013).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 8 - 10 m (Ref. 94949).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: no head pores; no scales; D1 V; dorsal- and anal-fin rays branched and at least some pectoral-fin rays are branched; pelvic fin with a spine and five unbranched rays (Ref. 94949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a narrow reef flat, the sandy slope with patches of corals and a rocky wall of about 3 m with small caves and shelters, and the slope began at depths of 8-10 m. The holotype was captured on sand at the base of coral at a depth of 8 meters (Ref. 94949).

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Gill, A.C., S.V. Bogorodsky and A.O. Mal, 2014. Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus, new genus and species of gobioid fish from the Red Sea (gobioidei: Xenisthmidae). Zootaxa 3755(5):491-495. (Ref. 94949)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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