Caffrogobius natalensis (Günther, 1874)
Baldy
photo by SFSA

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean and Southeast Atlantic: Natal to Knysna in South Africa. Once recorded from Moro River in Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4343).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Body with irregular crossbars anteriorly, spots posteriorly; dorsal fin with 2-3 stripes (Ref. 2798).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 13.06.19
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 03.07.94

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