Parioglossus nudus Rennis & Hoese, 1985
Naked hover goby
Parioglossus nudus
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Microdesmidae (Wormfishes), subfamily: Ptereleotrinae
Max. size:  2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 37 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Palau.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 16-17. Description: Characterized by semi-translucent body with orange midlateral stripe; white belly; absence of scales on body; no head pores; emarginate caudal fin (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits coastal reefs (Ref. 1602). Swims in small groups or mixes with Eviota in large caves or below overhangs (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.07.13

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