Tryssogobius colini Larson & Hoese, 2001
Colin's fairygoby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 27 - 82 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to Sabah and Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Pale blue-grey with a whitish lateral stripe; light blue to violet spots on the side of the head and nod dark fin markings (Ref. 44093); characterized further by having relatively broad first dorsal fin and facate with broad tip; rhomboid caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 24-26; single row of large scales on cheek; three large and 1-2 smaller scales covering opercle; predorsal scales extend to mid-interorbital; fused pelvic fins, forms cup-shaped disc, posterior margin rounded; depth of body 4.3-5.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits seaward sand slopes (Ref. 37816). Found over pebbles (Ref. 43239). Hovers above the substrate (Ref. 44093). May occur in small groups (Ref. 37816).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 17.10.03
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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