Caffrogobius gilchristi (Boulenger, 1898)
Prison goby
Caffrogobius gilchristi
photo by SFSA

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean and Southeast Atlantic: Mozambique Island to Table Bay, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Body with thin dark bars; pectoral base dusky (Ref. 2798).
Biology:  Epibenthic, intertidal in pools, sometimes in mud (Ref. 4343).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 13.06.19
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 03.07.94

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