Paratrypauchen microcephalus (Bleeker, 1860)
Comb goby
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Amblyopinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Natal to Kenya, through India, Indonesia to the Philippines. Also known from Wakayama, Niigata and Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan), the Korean Peninsula, China, and Malaysia (Ref. 559). Also from Singapore, Mozambique (Ref. 92840).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 48-51; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 45-47
Biology:  Inhabits soft mud bottoms, river mouths areas near mangrove forests; omnivore feeding on benthic invertebrates like crustaceans (Ref. 92840). Burrows in mud or shingle areas in inshore and estuarine waters (Ref. 4343, 11230).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 13.08.93
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.04.18
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 30.08.96

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