Amblyeleotris japonica Takagi, 1957
Amblyeleotris japonica
photo by Miko Lui@114°E Hong Kong Reef Fish Survey

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific. J.E. Randall photographs taken from other localities.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 14-14. Characterized by: D VI-I,14; A I,14, P1 20; P2 I, 5; LR 76; TR 25; Pred S 0. HL 3.9, BD 5.8, HW 7.6, Pred L 3.1, SD2L 1.8, SAL 1.8, CPD 9.4 all in SL. ED 3.9, Int 12.7, SnL 7.2 all in HL; mouth oblique, maxillary extending beyond vertical of midline of eye; snout obtuse; head roundish; body elongate and compressed; scales on body small cycloid anteriorly, becoming larger and ctenoid posteriorly; head and nape naked; pelvic frenum present, connecting membrane only on basal part of 5th ray in adult; body color pale yellow, with 5 dark brown bands, the 1st from nape to opercle, last on caudal peduncle; first dorsal dusky in lower part.; midline of 2nd dorsal with a yellow stripe; anal fin pale yellow, brown stripe along middle, lower part pale grey; caudal fin with a C-shaped, dark brown blotch (Ref. 34173).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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