Ctenogobius lepturus (Pfaff, 1933)
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine,
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 57403, 79590) and the islands of the Gulf of Guinea (Ref. 79590). Also reported from the Cunene in Namibia (Ref. 33857) and Angola (Ref. 120641).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-13. Diagnosis: mouth subterminal and slightly oblique, angle of mouth reaching to below mideye; operculum and predorsal region of head without scales; 29-35 scales in longitudinal series on flanks (plus perhaps 1-2 scales on caudal fin base); 10-14 (mode 11) scales in rearward transverse series; 1st dorsal fin: VI; 2nd dorsal fin: I,10-11 (mode 11): anal fin: I,11-13 (mode 12); pectoral fins: 16-18 (mode 17); caudal fin lanceolate, with 16-17 segmented rays (13-14 of them branched) (Ref. 57403, 79590). Coloration: Preserved specimens: marbled with brown on back and irregular cross bars on nape; thin dark suborbital bar extending anteroventrally from eye to angle of mouth; several vertical dark lines on cheeks; 5 distinct spots along midlateral line of body, last one located at base of caudal fin; irregular row of tiny spots above midline, scale pockets with dark margins forming reticulate pattern laterally; 1st dorsal fin with 4-5 black longitudinal bands consisting of fine spots; 2nd dorsal fin with approximately 2 bands of fine spots; pectoral and caudal fins with spots forming vertical bands; anal and pelvic fins dusky (Ref. 57403, 79590).
Biology:  Inshore marine species; may also be found in brackish waters of lagoons (Ref. 7390, 57403, 79590).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 08.07.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 17.11.17
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.08.94

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