Amblyeleotris morishitai Senou & Aonuma, 2007
photo by Senou, H.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  9.44 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 40 - 43 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Ogasawara Is., Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 14-14; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species is distinguished from is congeners by having the following set of characters: second D I, 13; A fin rays I, 14; pectoral-fin rays 20; pelvic frenum present; pelvic fins joined by membrane to tips of fifth rays (CM-value 0.52-0.56); head length 26.1-28.1% in SL; caudal peduncle length 14.9-15.5% in SL; a yellowish orange stripe running from eye to first bar on opercle; a yellowish orange slightly curved bar with blue border just behind the base of caudal fin (Ref. 75860).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.06.08

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