Stigmatogobius borneensis (Bleeker, 1850)
photo by Larson, H.K.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: known only from Singapore and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 26-26. Can be differentiated from its congeners by the following combination of characters: absence of head pores but for two preopercular pores; body with large ocellate brown spot at mid-base of caudal fin, brown stripe running from tip of second first dorsal fin spine onto mid-side of body, and brown streak crossing cheek below eye to rictus; body compressed, head less so, with rounded to slightly pointed snout; jaws enlarged in large males; second dorsal rays I,7; anal rays I,8; pectoral rays 15-17, modally 16; longitudinal scales 25-29, modally 27; transverse scales backward 8-10; predorsal scales 11-15, cycloid, anteriormost few entering interorbital space (Ref. 56945).
Biology:  Inhabits brackish streams (Ref. 56945).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 25 August 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 29.08.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.10.11

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