Callogobius crassus McKinney & Lachner, 1984
Stout goby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 25 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: from the Philippines to the Society Islands (Tahiti); including Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-7. Characterized by mottled brown body color with dark brown bar on nape; three irregular dark brown bars below first and second dorsal fins; caudal fin base with dark bar; yellowish fins with alternating dark brown and pale bands or rows of dark brown spots; united pelvic fins at bases; absent frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 19-21; cycloid scales on head and anterior body, ctenoid posteriorly on body; predorsal scales 9-11; head with prominent papillae ridges; absence of cephalic sensory pores; depth of body 3.7-4.4 SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits reef crevices in 5-25 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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