Buenia lombartei Kovačić, Ordines & Schliewen, 2018
Buenia lombartei
photo by Kovacic, M.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  2.75 cm SL (male/unsexed); 2.6 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 343 - 375 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean: Spain.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: the anterior oculoscapular canal is semi-closed with pores ?, ?, ?, ?, ? and additional pores and open furrows; (2) suborbital row c of 6 papillae; A I, 7-8; LL 25-27; TR 6; P 18; D1 II, with the longest spine of D1, backwards reaching to D2 middle in males when folded down, in females not reaching D2 I; pelvic disc anterior membrane reduced to less than 1/6 of spinous ray in midline depth; well developed tongue bilobed; head length 33.1-35.0 of SL; eye 32.9-33.5% of head length; anal fin base 11.7-12.2% of SL; pelvic to anus 19.4-20.4% of SL; snout 72.1-75.0% of eye diameter; pectoral fin 20.2% of SL; cheek depth 15.4-15.7% of head length; colour when fresh reduced to rarely scattered yellow dots and miniature melanophores densely distributed on head and body, only forming three small marks visible at lateral midline; colour when preserved reduced to scattered miniature melanophores on head and body, forming only three small marks visible at lateral midline (Ref. 117412).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.03.18

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