Knipowitschia caunosi Ahnelt, 2011
Caunos Goby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  3.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish
Distribution:  Turkey: Lake Köycegiz (Ref. 88783).
Diagnosis:  A Knipowitschia with (1) scales from the axilla in midline to the caudal peduncle, extending onto base of caudal fin; (2) anterior oculoscapular canal present, ending anteriorly with a pair of interorbital pores; (3) preopercular canal present with two terminal pores; (4) external preorbital neuromast row extending anteriorly close to the upper lip; (5) anterior preorbital row absent; (6) anterior transverse row long, extending on the nape; (7) pelvic frenum with smooth free edge; (8) male colouration without vertical bars or striae, dark blotch in the rear of the first dorsal fin; first dorsal fin rays V–VI (Ref. 88783).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 March 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 01.12.11
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 09.02.18

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