Myersina lachneri Hoese & Lubbock, 1982
Lachner's shrimpgoby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-10. Characterized by brown body color and median fins; breast and abdomen whitish; white to yellowish stripe from eye to upper caudal peduncle; white stripe below eye to opercle; second dorsal and upper caudal fins with blue margins; board dark brown stripe encompassing middle caudal fin rays; greatly elongated first dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, frenum present; longitudinal scale series 45-55; head without scales; greatest depth of body 5.8-6.3 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits muddy burrows and occurs between 1 and 20 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Also found in silt and sand bottoms of sheltered reefs (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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