Gobiodon histrio (Valenciennes, 1837)
Broad-barred goby
photo by Herler, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef (Ref. 9710).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Characterized by mainly green body color with red to violet stripes or forming broken lines or row of spots on side; 4-5 reddish bars on head; absence of scales; complete pelvic fin frenum and basal membrane; depth of body at level of pelvic fins 2.2-2.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found among branches of Acropora corals; a coral-commensal species (Ref. 72446). Solitary or in pairs, also found in reef crests and lagoons to 15 m (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 January 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.01.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 04.04.13

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