Amblyeleotris neumanni Randall & Earle, 2006
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.49 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 26 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI+I, 12-13; A I, 13; pectoral rays 19; longitudinal scale series 98-100; median predorsal scales absent; side of nape with scales extending forward to above middle of opercle; body depth 5.5-5.8 in SL; head length 3.45-3.5 in SL; snout length 1.75 in HL; gill opening extends forward to above middle of peopercle; 3rd - 5th dorsal spines of male are prolonged as filaments; lanceolate caudal fin, 2.6-2.85 in SL; pelvic fins are fully joined medially, reaching origin of anal fin; pelvic frenum present; body with 4 orangish brown bars and with irregular dark markings between; dorsal fin rays with ocellated orange spots, the soft rays tipped with orange; anal fin with the basal part with narrow adjacent bands of black, orange, blue, and blue-green; pale blue or green pelvic fins (Ref. 57553).
Biology:  Occurs on sandy bottom, and is associated with an undescribed species of Alpheus (Ref. 57553).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.08.08
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.08.08

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