Schindleria elongata Fricke & Abu El-Regal, 2017
Elongate paedomorphic goby
photo by Abu El-Regal, M.A.

Family:  Schindleriidae (Infantfishes)
Max. size:  1.14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea; expected to have a broader distribution range.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal soft rays: 10-11. This moderately elongate and unpigmented species is distinguished by the following characters: body depth at pectoral-fin origin 4-5% of standard length (SL) and at anal-fin origin 5-7% SL; predorsal length 66-70% SL, pre-anal length 66-71% SL; D 13-14; A 10-11; first dorsal-fin ray at myomere 20 or 21 and first anal-fin ray below second to fourth dorsal-fin rays; myomeres 19-20 + 13-14 = 33-34 total; premaxillae and dentaries with small teeth; gas bladder located posteriorly at 56-60% SL; males have a rod-like, flexible urogenital papilla lacking lobes, projections or accessory papillae, the distal half tapering to a broad, angular point and usually posteriorly directed (Ref. 116152).
Biology:  Collected by a light trap in a shallow fringing reef lagoon at night (Ref. 116152).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.09.17
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 23.05.21

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