Akko dionaea Birdsong & Robins, 1995
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  8.05 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 20 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: very small eyes; light pink body color with darker red areas composed of blood capillaries close to surface; elongate body; first dorsal with VII spines; upper and lower jaws with enlarged, widely spaced teeth that overlap the lips of both jaws; greatly reduced head pores, occasionally absent (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Inhabits muddy bottom. Apparently feeds mainly on calanoid copepods (Ref. 34010).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.06.00
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 19.08.09

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