Hetereleotris tentaculata (Smith, 1958)
Locusthead
Hetereleotris tentaculata
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Bazaruto Island in Mozambique (Ref. 10685), Sodwana Bay in South Africa, and Seychelles.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Body brownish with irregular blotches and crossbars (Ref. 2798); enlarged tentacle over eye; posterior nasal tube elongate; anal-fin rays usually I,11(Ref. 57078).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.05.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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