Glossogobius celebius (Valenciennes, 1837)
Celebes goby
photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: Ryukyu Islands in Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, New Guinea and northern Australia. Reported from Palau (Ref. 6371), Fiji (Ref. 12743) New Caledonia (Ref. 13235) and Vanuatu (Ref. 97791).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished by the following characters: mouth moderate; reaching to a point below anterior margin to middle of eye; operculum with a small patch of 10-20 scales dorsally in 2-3 longitudinal rows; second dorsal rays I,8; pectoral rays 18-21 (usually 19 or 20); predorsal scale count 15-19; one or usually two small lateral canal head pores above anterior operculum just before terminal lateral canal pore; papilla line 6 well developed; papilla lines composed of a single row of papillae; snout length 11.6-13.6% SL ; body with 5 oval, horizontally elongate brown to black spots on midside from second dorsal origin to posterior end of caudal peduncle; spots usually bordered by faint brown lines above and below.
Biology:  Adults live in clear streams, usually close to the sea (Ref. 5259). They occur mainly in fresh water, but larvae in marine environment (Ref. 5259).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.04.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.10.07

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