Vanderhorstia hiramatsui Iwata, Shibukawa & Ohnishi, 2007
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6.51 cm SL (male/unsexed); 6.29 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 42 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Izu Islands, off Pacific coast of middle of Honshu, and Kashiwa-jima Island, off southwest coast of Shikoku (Japan)
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11. This species differs by having the following characters: 12 segmented rays on second dorsal fin; 38-39 longitudinal scale count; 15-16 predorsal scales; 16-17 transverse scale count from origin of second dorsal fin backward and downward to anal-fin base; pectoral-fin base broadly covered by cycloid scales; well developed connecting membrane between innermost rays; trough along posterior margin of eye well developed; almost entirely blackened operculum; cheek and occipital region scattered with minute yellow spots (and no yellow lines) (Ref. 75057).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.08.08
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 14.08.08

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