Fusigobius inframaculatus (Randall, 1994)
Innerspotted sandgoby
Fusigobius inframaculatus
photo by Anderson, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.55 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 30 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Mauritius, and Kenya (10683); Japan (Ref. 43239) and Indonesia (Ref. 47567). Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8; Vertebrae: 26-26. Characterized by semi-translucent body, presence of small orange spots, and 4-5 large internal blackish blotches and rectangular white marks; elongate and filamentous first two dorsal spines especially in male; fully united pelvic fins; presence of pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 25-26; ctenoid scales except cycloid on nape, breast and base of pectoral fin; scales absent on operculum; median predorsal scales absent; opening of gill extending to below posterior half of opercle; depth of body 4.8-5.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Solitary on sand at base of coral overhangs (Ref. 90102). Specimens collected from sand or sand and rubble substrata.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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