Sueviota larsonae Winterbottom & Hoese, 1988
Larson's sueviota
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 40 - 82 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: northwestern Australia and the South China Sea; undoubtedly widespread.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Second dorsal usually with 1 spine and 9 soft rays; first dorsal spine filamentous, reaching near end of second dorsal fin. Pectoral fin 17-19 (rarely 17). Pelvic fin with complete basal membrane and a fraenum, forming a typical gobiid cup-shaped disc. Anterior nasal tube short, 5.7- 7% HL; distal quarter of tube black. Pores present: a posterior nasal, an anterior and a posterior interorbital, a postocular, an infraorbital and 2 preoperculars. Midline of belly naked (Ref. 39927).
Biology:  Known from dredge and trawl samples, from areas with encrusting invertebrates (e.g. sponges) (Ref. 39927).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.04.02
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.09.13

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