Gorogobius stevcici Kovačić & Schliewen, 2008
photo by Rodrigues, N.V.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed); 2.33 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 15 - 40 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: São Tomé Islands, Gulf of Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. This species is distinguished from G. nigricintus by the following characters: presence of pore ß; row g anteriorly ends more or less in front of row o; presence of transverse interorbital row p; snout with 4 median preorbital rows (vs. 3); 37-41 longitudinal scale rows (vs. 29-33); 22-24 predorsal scales (vs. 18); 9 anal fin rays (vs. 10-11); 17 pectoral fin rays (vs. 18-20); body overall light reddish-brown, with or without faint brown vertical bands (vs. dark brown bars contrasting strongly with light ground on flanks, fins, eyes, head and lips) (Ref. 75175).
Biology:  Types were collected between 15 and 25 m depth, but otherwise observed at entrances of small caves between 20 and 40 m depth. Small individuals (about 4 cm SL) were seen at Rolas Island in 20 m depth hovering upside down; individuals of approximately twice this size were reported in small caves between 35 to 40 m depth at Diogo Vaz (Ref. 75175).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.04.08

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