Coryogalops tessellatus Randall, 1994
Coryogalops tessellatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 6 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia and central coast of Oman.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-10; Vertebrae: 27-27. Most similar to C. anomolus meristically and in color pattern, but readily separated by having united instead of separate pelvic fins and modally 9 instead of 10 anal soft rays.
Biology:  Specimens collected from protected waters; sand to gravel substrate, with some rock, algae, or seagrass (Ref. 11441).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.04.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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