Parioglossus palustris (Herre, 1945)
Borneo hoverer
Parioglossus palustris
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Ptereleotrinae
Max. size:  2.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia to Papua New Guinea, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to Queensland, Australia; Palau in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 16-18. Body reddish brown with patches on the cheeks and a black spot at the base of the tail. SL to 38 mm. Description: Characterized by having dark spots on dorsal fins; longitudinal scale series 78-89; presence of head pores along upper and rear margin of eye, and two preopercular pores; rounded to slightly emarginate caudal fin (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs among mangroves (Ref. 1602). Also forms aggregations near surface of marine lakes and tidal streams (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 September 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.96
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.04.18

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