Amblygobius buanensis Herre, 1927
Buan goby
Paku
Amblygobius buanensis
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Philippines to Java, Indonesia. Palau in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13. Characterized by presence of three grey to reddish stripes on upper two-thirds of body, interspersed with irregular red marking; lower side of body with five diffuse dark grey blotches; dark brown spot at caudal fin base; first and second dorsal fin equal in height; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 55-60; predorsal scales 22-25; scales dorsally on opercle, none on cheek; ctenoid body scales; cycloid scales on nape, abdomen and opercle; depth of body 4.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in silty inner tidal flats near mangroves and among seagrasses, usually hovering a little above the bottom (Ref. 34765). Feeds on small invertebrates and organic matter (Ref. 34765).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 January 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Occurs in southern Philippines (Ref. 34765).

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.07.00
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.04.18

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