Lubricogobius exiguus Tanaka, 1915
Lubricogobius exiguus
photo by Greenfield, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 100 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 5-7. Pelvic fins with a well-developed frenum; anterior nostrils usually present (rarely absent on one side); dorsal and ventral edges of caudal peduncle strongly keeled; bright yellow in color (Ref. 45340).
Biology:  Inhabits shallow inshore to moderate depth on muddy substrates, usually with small outcrops of rubble or debris (Ref. 48637). Collected from muddy sand bottom (Ref. 45340).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.06.96
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 26.05.06

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