Callogobius sclateri (Steindachner, 1879)
Pacific goby
Callogobius sclateri
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 37 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland; Mariana, Kapingamarangi (?), and Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Dark bar from eye to upper lip, vertical bar under eye, broad dark band from eye to opercle; vertical bar under first dorsal fin; caudal fin with wavy dark stripes (Ref. 2798); characterized further by pale brown to whitish body color; variably joined pelvic fins at median from base to about two-thirds length of fifth ray; pelvic frenum absent; very long and pointed caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 63-67; cycloid scales on head and anterior body; becoming ctenoid posteriorly; cycloid scales on cheek and opercle; predorsal scales 11, extending to interorbital space; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 4.7-5.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in crevices and caves (Ref. 2334, 9360), usually under loose debris (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.06.15

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