Caffrogobius saldanha (Barnard, 1927)
Commafin goby
Caffrogobius saldanha
photo by Koch, R.J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  12.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 7 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: Namibia to East London, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Body with spots forming irregular longitudinal rows; black spot on posterior end of spinous dorsal; large males with faint vertical bands anteriorly; all fins (except caudal fin) dusky (Ref. 2798).
Biology:  Occurs in estuarine, intertidal and inshore waters; usually on mud (Ref. 5299).
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 - 05.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 30.04.15
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 11.07.94

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