Myersina nigrivirgata Akihito & Meguro, 1983
Black-line shrimp-goby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 2 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Characterized by overall whitish or pale grey to yellow body color; dark brown to blackish stripe from eye to middle of caudal fin base; head with orange to bluish spots; fins mainly pale and unmarked; first dorsal fin much taller than second dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, frenum present; longitudinal scale series 90-95; head without scales; greatest depth of body4.5-5.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin, about equal to head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Lives in muddy coastal bays and estuaries (Ref. 48637). Also found in sheltered bays and lagoons in 2-20 m (Ref 90102).
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: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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