Hetereleotris dorsovittata Kovačić & Bogorodsky, 2014
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.17 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 1 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: endemic to the Red Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,12; A I,11; pectoral-fin rays 14, branched rays; pelvic-fin rays I,5, with the fin separated and no fraenum, the 5th ray unbranched; no scales on body; no head canals; the suborbital rows of papillae with 4 transversal rows; absence of tentacle above eye; anterior nostril is a long tube without flap at its tip, while posterior nostril has a short tube, no more than ½ length of anterior nostril; body and head with irregular mottling above midlateral, both dorsal fins with black submarginal bands (Ref. 116594).
Biology:  A single specimen was collected in the large inner lagoon of main island (Farasan Archipelago), at the base of an isolated small coral patch, at 1m depth (Ref. 116594)..
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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