Glossogobius illimis Hoese & Allen, 2012
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: coastal rivers from Japan to eastern Australia, extending eastward to Kosrae and Pohnpei in the eastern Caroline Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Vertebrae: 26-27. Can be diagnosed by having the following characters: moderate mouth, reaching to a point below anterior margin to middle of eye; operculum with a small patch of scales dorsally with 10-20 small scales in two or three longitudinal rows; second dorsal fin usually with I,9 rays; pectoral fin with 18-21 rays (usually 20); predorsal scale count usually 13-18; one or usually two small lateral canal head pores above anterior operculum just before terminal lateral canal pore; papilla line 6 usually well developed; papilla lines composed of a single row of papillae; body with 5 elongate brown to black spots on midside from second dorsal origin to posterior end of caudal peduncle; snout length 9.8-11.3% SL; spots usually bordered by faint brown lines above and below (Ref. 90210).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 August 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.06.12
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 30.11.12

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