Amoya signata (Peters, 1855)
Tusk goby
Amoya signata
photo by SFSA

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique and Reunion.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Sides with dark spots along midline; males with dark spot on upper pectoral base; 1st dorsal fin with dark stripe near base and a black spot at rear of fin; pelvic fins with a black band (Ref. 2798).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.03.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.06.15
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 20.12.05

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