Amblygobius linki Herre, 1927
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Amblygobius linki
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Iriomotejima and the Philippines; also from West New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 12-12. Characterized by generally whitish body color with three black stripes on upper two-thirds of head and body; presence of diffuse narrow bars on side; first and second dorsal fin equal in height; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 60; fully scaled predorsal region; scales dorsally on opercle, absent on cheek; ctenoid body scales; cycloid scales on nape, abdomen, and opercle; depth of body 4.5-4.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs on silty mud flats among the aerial roots of mangroves (Ref. 37816). Also found in stream mouths or occasionally in saline lakes in 0-3 m (Ref. 90102). Max. length (Edward O. Murdy, pers. comm., 1998).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.11.92
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 05.04.18

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