Acentrogobius suluensis (Herre, 1927)
Sulu goby
Acentrogobius suluensis
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 4 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Philippines, Indonesia (Ref. 559) and Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6771).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Characterized by pale grey body color with brown band below eye; gill cover with dark brown streak and blue margin; head and upper half of body with irregular, brown spots and blotches; chain-link pattern at level of upper pectoral fin base to caudal base, composed of five rectangular blotches between two brown stripes, with 2-3 blue spots between each blotch; first three spines of first dorsal usually have filamentous tips; lanceolate caudal fin;, longer than head; longitudinal scale series 28-30; head without scales; ctenoid body scales; depth of body 5.3-5.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits silty sand and mud bottoms, usually near mouth of streams, occasionally near reefs in 1-4 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 31.05.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.04.13

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