Sueviota pyrios Greenfield & Randall, 2017
Fiery dwarfgoby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.65 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 10 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,8, with the first 2 spines filamentous; A I,8; 16 pectoral-fin rays, all unbranched; pelvic fins long, the longest one reaching middle of urogenital papilla, all rays are branched; without pelvic frenum; presence of cephalic sensory-canal pores POP, NA, AITO, PITO, SOT, and AOT; colouration in life light orange-red, each scale with a bright orange-red arc, dorsal-fin and caudal-fin elements with prominent rows of red spots; 2 vertically aligned, well-separated, reddish clusters of chromatophores on pectoral-fin base, each with a blackish mark at center of cluster (Ref. 114856).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.04.17

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