Vanderhorstia wayag Allen & Erdmann, 2012
Wayag shrimpgoby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.33 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 8 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia; probably wide ranging up to the East Indian region and far western Pacific, including Ryukyu Is.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13. Characterized by pale greyish to white body with two main rows of reddish spots or rectangular blotches on side, most large spots and blotches surrounded by ring of blue spots; side of snout, cheek, opercle and side of nape with short blu and yellow bands; dorsal rays VI+I,13; anal rays I,13; pectoral rays 18; pelvic rays I,5; scales in longitudinal scale series 57-60; circumpeduncular scales 15; head. Nape and prepecctoral area without scales; entirely cycloid scales; elongate body, depth 6.0-6.4 at pelvic fin origin; opening of gill extending forward to about vertical at posterior edge of preopercle; dorsal spines progressively longer to third spine; filamentous third dorsal spine, 2.8-3.4 in SL; ovate caudal fin with rounded margin, 3.1-3.4 in SL; gill rakers 2+9(3-4+8-9) (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits sandy slopes in sheltered water at depths ranging between 8-15 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.04.13
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.07.13

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