Oxyurichthys chinensis Pezold & Larson, 2015
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  4.4 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.65 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 18 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: no tentacle on dorsoposterior surface of the eye; upper lip is constricted at premaxillary symphysis, less than half maximum lip width; in males, first dorsal-fin spines elongate, reaching back to middle of second dorsal fin; anterior nares with a low rim and not darkly pigmented; nape without membranous crest or ridge; without gular spots; scales on dorsum are narrowly outlined with black, without spots; along mid-side of pale body are 9 oval to rounded dusky spots, spots alternate in size between large and small; ctenoid scales laterally on trunk posterior to appoximately below midpoint of second dorsal fin, cycloid anteriorly; naked prepelvic region; lateral scales 41-46; pectoral-fin rays 21-23; males with pelvic fins dusky while whitish in females (Ref. 103856).
Biology:  Habitat unknown (Ref. 103856).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.10.18

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