Squalidus iijimae (Oshima, 1919)
Squalidus iijimae
photo by Liao, T.-Y.

Family:  Gobionidae (Gudgeons)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Distinguished from its congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: dorsal fin rays 3+7, anal fin rays 3+6, pectoral fin rays 1+13-14; lateral-line scales 34-35, predorsal scale rows 10-11; body robust, the transverse rows of papillae on snout loosely arranged and maxillary barbels short and about equal to 1/2 of eye diameter and body greenish-silver on dorsal and silver-white on ventral side; body scale pocket, with grayish posterior margin, has net-like patterns; body with a longitudinal grayish stripes; all fins translucent; dorsal and caudal in with minute black spots; other odd fins unmarked (Ref. 57944).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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