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Ptereleotris melanopogon  Randall & Hoese, 1985

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae (Wormfishes) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Ptereleotris: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall, Hoese.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 22 - 42 m (Ref. 528).   Tropical, preferred ?; 5°S - 15°S

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Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 528)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-28; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 23 - 25; Vertebrae: 26. Body pale bluish gray; a broad blackish bar from orbit across corner of mouth onto chin, including median barbel; iris yellow, upper and lower edges, deep blue; opercle with blue markings; an orange-red curved spot at pectoral fin base; pelvic fins yellowish white with pale blue distal margin. Prolonged 2nd spine of 1st dorsal fin in sub adults and adults. Median barbel followed by 3 - 4 very small ones. Species named melanopogon in reference to black barbel on chin

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over sand or sand and rubble bottoms. Burrows occasionally. Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972).

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Randall, J.E. and D.F. Hoese, 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific dartfishes, genus Ptereleotris (Perciformes: Gobioidei). Indo-Pac. Fish. (7):36 p. (Ref. 528)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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