Stiphodon birdsong Watson, 1996
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Sicydiinae
Max. size:  2.29 cm SL (male/unsexed); 2.11 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Second dorsal fin with 9 segmented rays; males with first dorsal fin same height as second dorsal fin; spines not filamentous; pectoral fin usually with 14 rays; predorsal midline naked; body anteriorly, belly, pectoral base and head naked; cycloid scales present midlaterally ventral to first dorsal fin, midline between second dorsal fin and anal fin, and caudal peduncle scales ctenoid; in life males bright red with blue head, and females transparent with slightly dusky markings.
Biology:  Inhabits swift, clear streams with rocky bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 August 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.01.98
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 27.01.14
Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 08.09.11

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