Callogobius stellatus McKinney & Lachner, 1978
Stellar goby
Callogobius stellatus
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia and Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Characterized by white head and body with prominent dark brown bands below first dorsal fin and middle of second dorsal fin; presence of dark brown saddle below origin of second dorsal fin; nape and opercle with brown bar; three brown bands radiating from eye; caudal fin mostly covered by large brown area; united pelvic fins with well developed frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 28-31; cycloid scales on head and body; cheek and opercle with cycloid scales; absence of predorsal scales; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 6.3-7.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits coral rubble in 0-10 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.08.97
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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