Acentrogobius cenderawasih Allen & Erdmann, 2012
Cenderawasih goby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.93 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11; Vertebrae: 27-27. Characterized by pale grey body color with large, irregular brown blotches dorsally on head and upper half of body; five, horizontally elongate dark brown blotches arranged in a longitudinal row at side of body; generally translucent fins except white pelvics; upper and lower pectoral fin base with dark brown spot; dorsal rays VI+I,11, thin and flexible dorsal spines; anal rays I,11; pectoral rays 18; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length; pelvic fin rays I,5, frenum well developed; longitudinal scale series 32-33; transverse scales from origin of second dorsal fin ventroposteriorly to anal fin base 8; transverse scales from anal fin origin dorsoanteriorly to first dorsal fin base 9; predorsal scales 13-14; cycloid scales covering body; head without scales except dorsally and laterally on nape (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in deep water, 18-30 m, frequent in very shallow water 0-3 m in highly protected near-shore environments, marine lakes and brackish estuaries (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.04.13
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.07.13

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