Gobius salamansa Iglésias & Frotté, 2015
Salamansa goby
Gobius salamansa
photo by Iglesias, S.P.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.46 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 1 m,
Distribution:  East Central Atlantic: Cape Verde: Known only in the Bay of Salamansa at São Vicente, at the time of description.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. The new species is characterized by a unique character among the gobiids: (1) an additional posterior ocular head pore, newly named a’, and connected to pore a by a suborbital branch of the anterior oculoscapular canal; (2) a distinctive multi-colored (white, red, black, yellow and brown) eyespot, located on the first dorsal fin.
Biology:  Known only by 2 specimens at the date of the description.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.01.18
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.05.18

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