Schismatogobius fuligimentus Chen, Séret, Pöllabauer & Shao, 2001
Schismatogobius fuligimentus
photo by Watson, R.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  2.94 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.84 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Oceania: New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Compared to other species of Schismatogobius, it has the lowest number of pectoral fin rays and the female's entire ventral side of head with deep black pigmentation (Ref. 39635).
Biology:  Inhabits shallow and clear-water riffles with slow to moderate current in rivers with substrate of small to medium gravel. Elevations of type localities of adult specimens range from 18 m to 250 m, however, it may be an amphidromous species (Ref. 39635).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 04 September 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.09.01
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.06.15

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