Callogobius snelliusi Koumans, 1953
Callogobius snelliusi
photo by Senou, H.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan, Indonesia, and the east coast of northern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-8. Characterized by dark brown color of head and body with scattered white flecks; dusky brown dorsal fins with pale bands or rows of dark brown spots and 1-2 relatively large blackish spots on basal portion; dusky brown caudal fin with rows of dark spots; brown pelvic and anal fins; brown pectoral fins with white spots; united pelvic fins with frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 28-30; cycloid scales on head and anterior body, ctenoid posteriorly; cheek and opercle with cycloid scales; predosal scales 8-11, extending to rear margin of eyes; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 4.0-5.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky shores and coral reefs in 3-15 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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