Stenogobius gymnopomus (Bleeker, 1853)
Stenogobius gymnopomus
photo by Zeena, K.V.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa, including Somalia (Ref. 4343). Also reported from the Andaman Islands, India and Indonesia (Ref. 7050). There are a few records from brackish and fresh waters. Recorded from the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10. Cheek naked; opercle naked; central pectoral base sometimes scaled; breast and belly anteriorly naked; predorsal region naked or with few scales anterior to first dorsal fin; first dorsal fin with blackish mark on posterior half of fin near base, marking darkest posterior to fifth spine appearing slightly crescentic (Ref. 34009).
Biology:  Occur in coastal waters, estuaries and tidal zone of rivers. Feed on small fishes, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 27 August 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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