Stenogobius keletaona Keith & Marquet, 2006
Keletaona's Goby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.88 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: Futuna Island. Endemic (Ref. 87775).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11; Vertebrae: 26-26. Differs from other congeners by the following characters: broad oblique blackish bar extending from below eye to lower edge of preopercular margin; dorsal and anal fins almost always with 11 rays; pectoral fin always with 15 rays; jaw length sexually dimorphic; spines of first dorsal fin usually same height as second fin, spines with no filaments; species sexually dichromatic; lack of a short transverse row of sensory papillae in the lower part of the preopercular; scales in lateral series 48-52; breast scaled; important reddish longitudinal band on outer margin on first and second dorsal fins on males and females; second dorsal, caudal and anal fin length in male, preanal length in male, jaw length in female (Ref. 78217).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 13 September 2011 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.08.08
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 31.08.11

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