Akko brevis (Günther, 1864)
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: known from the type specimen taken from Panama.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: very small eyes; light pink body color with darker red areas composed of blood capillaries close to surface; elongate body; first dorsal with VII spines; upper and lower jaws with enlarged, widely spaced teeth that overlap the lips of both jaws; greatly reduced head pores, occasionally absent (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Inhabit black mud, living in burrows (Ref. 92840).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.11.99
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 04.08.14

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