Barbuligobius boehlkei Lachner & McKinney, 1974
Cryptic bearded goby
Barbuligobius boehlkei
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 15 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Characterized by light tan body color with row of five horizontally elongate black spots along middle of side; presence of row of smaller dark spots along lower side of body; nape, back and upper caudal peduncle with six brown saddles; joined pelvic fins, relatively long , extends beyond anal fin; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-25; absence of scales on nape, cheek, opercle, breast and anterior body; numerous, elongate, fleshy barbels and flaps on head; depth of body 5.6-6.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms, usually in surge channels or on exposed outer edge of reefs in 1-15 m (Ref. 90102). Burrows in sand adjacent to coral or rock (Ref. 2798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.03.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.04.13

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