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Hetereleotris psammophila  Kova?i? & Bogorodsky, 2014

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Hetereleotris psammophila
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Hetereleotris: Greek, heteros = other + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335);  psammophila: Named from the Greek 'psammos' meaning sand, and 'phila' meaning loving, referring to the sand habitat in which this species was found.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina bentopelagisk; djupintervall 8 - 21 m (Ref. 94944).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 7; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 10; Taggstrålar i analfenan 1; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,10, with no prolonged spines; A I,9; pectoral-fin rays 14-15, with 2 upper rays having short free tips; pelvic-fin rays I,5, with fifth ray unbranched or with one bifurcation; pelvic fins are separated and without fraenum; scales absent; head canals absent; suborbital rows of papillae with 4 transversal rows; anterior nostril long tube without process from the rim, posterior nostril short tube, about 1/3 length of anterior nostril; gill opening is restricted to pectoral-fin base; in life body transparent with scattered tiny whitish blue and brownish yellow spots aligned in vertical rows, and the vertical dark bar at the caudal-fin base; predorsal area is mottled with brown; head with dark brown bar extending obliquely from eye to upper lip, and 3 iridescent bluish blotches on cheek; when preserved coloration pattern is mostly lost except dark bar at caudal-fin base (Ref. 94944).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Observed on sand bottom close to coral reefs and found to be active at night. It was also observed in Naama Bay, Gulf of Aqaba at depth of 8 m. When disturbed, it quickly retreated, but not trying to hide or burrow in the sand (Ref. 94944).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Kova?i?, M. and S.V. Bogorodsky, 2014. A new species of Hetereleotris (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 3764(4):475-481. (Ref. 94944)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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