Bathygobius laddi (Fowler, 1931)
Brownboy goby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific and Southeast Atlantic.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Males uniformly dark brown; fins dusky to black (Ref. 2798). Females light brown with crossbars on body; caudal base with dark bar; dorsal and caudal fins mottled, other fins clear (Ref. 2798); characterized further by having upper 5-6 pectoral rays partly free of membrane; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 28-32; predorsal scales 9-13, not reaching rear margin of preopercle; cheek, opercle, pectoral fin base and prepelvic area without scales; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid on head and anterior body (short distance anterior to first dorsal fin); depressed head, width greater than depth; depth of body 4.6-5.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits rock pools of intertidal zone, rocky shores and mangrove habitat (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.03.96
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.04.18

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