Callogobius winterbottomi Delventhal & Mooi, 2013
Winterbottom’s flapheaded goby

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.38 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.77 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 9 - 28 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Comoros and South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following set of characters: absence of head pores; scales in lateral series 23-26; preopercular papillae row (Row 20) is not continuous with transverse opercular papillae row (Row 21) (Ref. 93174).
Biology:  Only four specimens where collected, three form the Comoros, a field station described as 'base of vertical wall with numerous caves' at 9-17 m, and one from South Africa collected at a depth of 26-28 m (Ref. 93174)..
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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