Gymnapogon melanogaster Gon & Golani, 2002
Gymnapogon melanogaster
photo by Golani, D.

Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Pseudamiinae
Max. size:  2.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 2 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Body naked without papillae network. Stomach black, intestine pale. Pelvic fins black. Preopercular spine flat and bifurcated. Ceratobranchial rakers 8 (Ref. 450470).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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