Gobiopsis springeri Lachner & McKinney, 1979
Springer's barbelgoby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10. Characterized by pale grey body color with pair of diffuse dark bands below eye, broad brown saddle on top of head, behind eye extending to upper opercle and lower opercle; second brown saddle across nape; dorsal midline from dorsal fin origin to caudal peduncle with six diffuse brown saddles, centered; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 31; reduced number and size of head barbels, only two on each side of chin, one on each side of anterior gular region, and remnants on snout; cycloid scales; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; depth of body 5.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Ingle specimen collected from sloping reef in 15 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. - 26.08.03
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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