Callogobius maculipinnis (Fowler, 1918)
Ostrich goby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 37 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Bazaruto (Ref. 2798) and eastward to Samoa; north to the Ryukyu Is., the Philippines, Guam and the Marshall Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Characterized by brown or yellowish brown with scattered pale brown spots on side of body; usually with four diffuse brown bars (below first dorsal, anterior second dorsal, anterior caudal peduncle and on caudal fin base), wavy oblique brown bands on dorsal fins; light and dark spots on all fins except pelvics; dorsal spines tips usually forming short filaments; completely united pelvic fins with well-developed frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 22-25; cycloid scales on nape, pectoral fin base and breast, becoming ctenoid posteriorly; cheek and opercle with embedded cycloid scales; predorsal scales 6-7; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 4.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs among corals.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.01.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.06.15
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.02.97

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