Gobulus birdsongi Hoese & Reader, 2001
Fin-joined goby
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.78 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 13 - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Panama.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): -8; Dorsal soft rays (total): -13; Anal soft rays: -13; Vertebrae: 27-27. . This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D2 I,11; A I,13; pectoral rays 16-18; eye small, 1.4 mm in length (2:46 and 58 mm SL); D1 connected to base of D2; pelvic interspinal membrane is very reduced; fifth pelvic ray is subequal in length to fourth ray; upper edge of the dark body stripe well above midside of body (Ref. 87545).
Biology:  Cryptic, benthic and found on sandy bottoms near rocks or corals (Ref. 92840).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 (B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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