Redigobius leveri (Fowler, 1943)
photo by Ryan, P.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  4.45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 1 m
Distribution:  Oceania: Viti Levu island, Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Distinguished by the following characteristics: slender-bodied; short vertical dark bars on the side of the body; evenly spaced rows of orange to brown spots above and below row of vertical dark bars; blue to black W-shaped spot above pectoral fin base and several oblique dark brown lines crossing side of head; first dorsal fin pointed, reddish with dense black oval spot posteriorly; second dorsal rays and anal rays I,6; pectoral rays 16-17; longitudinal scales 23-25; TRB 7-8 1/2; predorsal scales 6-8; circumpeduncular scales 12 (Ref. 84480).
Biology:  Inhabits rivers and creeks (Ref. 84480). Found in shallow (less than 1 m) creeks with gravel, rubble, boulder and sand substrates, with rapids and pools (Ref. 84480).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 August 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.01.13
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.01.14

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