Lepadichthys akiko Allen & Erdmann, 2012
Lepadichthys akiko
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits), subfamily: Diademichthyinae
Max. size:  1.08 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 10-10. Description: Characterized by white body color with pair of broad maroon stripes on head and body; narrow stripe on lower cheek and opercle, extending to ventral most part of body on posterior side; dorsal rays 12; anal rays 10; pectoral rays 16-17; caudal rays 18; very small pelvic disc, 9.0 in SL; head length 2.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found on sponge on a rubble bottom in 70 m depth (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.04.13
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 11.04.13

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