Bathygobius niger (Smith, 1960)
Black minigoby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: South Africa, India and Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Upper 6 or 7 pectoral rays free from membrane, with 4-7 branches; head very depressed; upper jaw protrudes; mental frenum usually with a straight or slightly curved margin; V frenum with a smooth margin; prepelvic area naked. TRB 23-24; PD 14-18.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 24.11.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 13.06.19

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