Acentrogobius limarius Allen, Erdmann & Hadiaty, 2015
Batanta mud goby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.38 cm SL (male/unsexed); 2.81 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 26 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,10, where dorsal spines are thin and flexible, the third occasionally with long filamentous tip, reaching as far as sixth or seventh segmented ray of second dorsal fin when adpressed; A I,10; pectoral-fin rays 18-19 (rarely 18); lanceolate caudal fin, about equal to head length or slightly longer; scales in longitudinal scales 27-28, 9 transverse-scales; 8-9 predorsal-scales; finely ctenoid scales cover the body, becoming cycloid on breast (prepelvic), the pectoral-fin base, nape, and head; opercle and cheek are fully scaled; anterior extent of gill opening is below middle of opercle; transverse pattern of cheek papillae; single transverse row of papillae on chin; when alive, colour brown, grading to tan ventrally with scattered dark-edged, orange spots midlaterally on the side of the body, midlateral row of four, large squarish black spots from behind pectoral fin to caudal-fin base, pair of orange-brown stripes across cheek, and brown spotting on dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 101679).
Biology:  Occurs in mud-bottom habitat (Ref. 101679).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.08.18

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