Pseudogobius fulvicaudus Huang, Shao & Chen, 2014
photo by Huang, S.-P.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  1.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Matang, Malay Peninsula.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-7. This species can be diagnosed from other species of Pseudogobius by the unique combinations of the following characters: second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 7 rays, anal fin with 1 spine and 6-7 rays (modally 7), pectoral fin with 14-15 rays (modally 15) and first dorsal fin lacking filaments; lateral body with large ctenoid scales, longitudinal scale rows 25-26, predorsal scales 6; body with 4-5 main oblique black bars; caudal fin base with 2 black spots; first dorsal fin with a rear black blotch, and caudal fin base with a large semicircular bright yellow mark (Ref. 94986).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow tidal pools of mangroves and muddy intertidal habitat (Ref. 94986).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.10.14

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