Microgobius meeki Evermann & Marsh, 1899
Microgobius meeki
photo by Oliveira, R.R.S.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 36 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Puerto Rico and Venezuela to Santos, Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-20. Distinguished by the following characteristics: general body color is light grey-brown, typically have areas of very bright iridescent blue and/or yellow; body is laterally compressed; large, nearly vertical mouth; completely scaled body; first dorsal with VII spines; ventral fins are united (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Found in mangrove areas over shallow mud-bottom (Ref. 91780). Survives in hyper-saline waters.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.01.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 05.12.13

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