Amblygobius stethophthalmus (Bleeker, 1851)
Freckled goby
photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 14 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Myanmar, Indonesia to Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 14-15. Characterized by white-edged brown stripe from snout, through eye, to anterior side below first dorsal fin, similar stripe on cheek to pectoral fin base; dark freckling on snout; presence of short bars on back; upper caudal fin base with dark spot; first and second dorsal fin equal in height; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 55-61; predorsal scales 25-30; scales dorsally on opercle, absent on cheek; ctenoid body scales; cycloid scales on nape, abdomen, and opercle; depth of body 4.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Solitary or in pairs (Ref. 90102). Inhabits estuaries and lagoons, on shallow sand-rubble substrates at few meters depths (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.07.06
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.06.15

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