Gobiopsis bravoi (Herre, 1940)
Bravo's bearded goby
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines, Irian Jaya, and possibly Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands and Palau.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-10. Characterized by overall pale grey body color, presence of three brown saddles below base of dorsal fins (joined at midbody and usually forming continuous midlateral stripe), narrow extensions of dorsal saddles on lower side; base of caudal fin with vertically ovate spot; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 28-38; presence of barbels on snout, tip of chin, and ventrally below lower jaw; cycloid scales; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; presence of sensory pores on head, including two preopercular pores; depth of body 5.6-5.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found among live and dead corals on sand, in tide pools and on shallow reefs to as deep as 5 m (Ref. 1602). Cryptic (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.04.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 24.04.13

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