Oxyurichthys microlepis (Bleeker, 1849)
Maned goby
Oxyurichthys microlepis
photo by Hasan, M.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  13.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 75 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Kenya to Transkei, South Africa; eastward to the tropical western Pacific (Ref. 4343). Known from the Mekong delta and may penetrate up the tidal zone as far as Cambodia (Ref. 12693).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 13-13. Violet in color; dorsal, anal and caudal fins pink; 2 blue lines on 1st dorsal, blue spots on 2nd dorsal; anal fin with yellow and violet margin; paired fins orange, pectorals with blue spots (Ref. 2798).
Biology:  Occurs inshore (Ref. 4343) and in estuaries (Ref. 12693). Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.05.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 11.07.94

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