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Parioglossus verticalis  Rennis & Hoese, 1985

Vertical hover goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae (Wormfishes) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Parioglossus: Greek, pareia = jaw + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Hoese.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 58018).   Tropical, preferred ?; 7°N - 6°N

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Western Central Pacific: Pohnpei, Caroline Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 17. SL to 21 mm or greater.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from one specimen collected in less than 1.5 m in the coastal waters of Pohnpei (Caroline Is.) (Ref. 1602).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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