Gobiopsis aporia Lachner & McKinney, 1978
Poreless barbelgoby
Gobiopsis aporia
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Sri lanka to Indonesia, north to Japan, south to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Characterized by pale grey body color with dorsally brownish head; upper half of body with mottled brown markings forming irregular saddles with narrower ventral extensions; full united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 37-43; presence of barbels on snout, tip of chin, and ventrally below lower jaw; cycloid scales; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; absence of sensory pores on head; depth of body 5.2-7.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Cryptic inhabitant of sand-rubble bottom next to reefs in 3-20 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.06.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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