Palutrus scapulopunctatus (de Beaufort, 1912)
Scapular goby
Palutrus scapulopunctatus
photo by Satapoomin, U.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Characterized by greyish brown body color; presence of five brown saddles on back from nape to caudal peduncle; row of brown blotches along middle of side; dorsal and caudal fins with brown spotting; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 30; predorsal scales 10; ctenoid scales posteriorly, becoming cycloid anteriorly; head without scales except nape region; depth of body 4.0-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits silty reefs in 0-5 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.09.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 24.07.13

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