Favonigobius gymnauchen (Bleeker, 1860)
Sharp-nosed sand goby
photo by Kim, I.-S.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated, amphidromous
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan, Korean Peninsula, and China (Ref. 559); also in southern Taiwan (Ref. 36073), Australia, Palau Is. (Ref. 37816), and Micronesia (Ref. 59012).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Adults inhabit shallow sandy inner reefs and estuaries (Ref. 37816).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.06.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.10.07

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