Cristatogobius rubripectoralis Akihito, Meguro & Sakamoto, 2003
Redfin crestedgoby
Cristatogobius rubripectoralis
photo by Lenagan, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6.05 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.95 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: southern Java, Indonesia and northern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-10; Vertebrae: 25-26. First dorsal fin distally rounded without filamentous spines. Posterior margin of caudal fin rounded. Scales small, 39-55 scales in a longitudinal row and 19-25 scales in transverse row. Color of specimens before fixation: nuchal crest with transversely alternating reddish-brown and light greenish-brown areas; body light greenish brown reticulated with brown on upper anterior part and having iridescent bluish or greenish spots surrounded by reticulation; first dorsal fin with red upper margin, submarginal row of contiguous yellow spots, grayish-red band on middle part, greenish gray on lower part, and large blackish spot with blue spots between fifth spine and fin terminus; second dorsal fin red with two or three irregular longitudinal yellow stripes on middle part, and greenish gray on basal part; anal fin proximally red and distally dark gray; pectoral fin with a red area on middle to lower part (Ref. 49948).
Biology:  Inhabits mangrove streams with mud or sand bottoms (Ref. 49948).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 28.11.03
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.03.10

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