Gobioides sagitta (Günther, 1862)
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  39.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 57403, 79590).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 19-19; Vertebrae: 31-31. Diagnosis: lower jaw with 2 rows of caniniform teeth, a single row in upper jaw; dorsal fin 19-21 segmented rays; anal fin with 19 segmented rays; 31 vertebrae; maximum size: 500 mm TL; gape of mouth reaching to below or beyond eye; dorsal fin: VII,19-21; anal fin: I,19; pectoral fins: 17; caudal fin: 16-18 segmented rays; dorsal and anal fins connected to caudal fin by a membrane (Ref. 57403, 79590). Coloration: preserved specimens uniformly light brown (Ref. 57403, 79590). In life: head and back bluish-grey, ventral part of body yellowish-white; fins greyish or white (Ref. 57403, 79590).
Biology:  Occurs inshore (Ref. 4343) in brackish waters (Ref. 57403), i.e., estuaries and occasionally lagoons; sometimes ascends rivers, but rarely moves beyond the intertidal zone (Ref. 57403, 79590). Maximum size: perhaps reaching 500 mm total length (Ref. 57403, 79590).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 October 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 22.07.21
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.02.99

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