Stenogobius mekongensis Watson, 1991
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  6.91 cm SL (male/unsexed); 6.84 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only from the Mekong River Delta region of Viet Nam.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10. Predorsal midline always scaled, ranging from few close to dorsal fin to entirely scaled with small scales; opercle usually naked; cheek naked; pectoral base scaled; belly anteriorly usually scaled next to pelvic base; breast with embedded scales; posterior nostril on line even or below lower margin of pupil; basal half of first dorsal fin with paired black bands; weak banding on distal half.
Biology:  Inhabits rivers and streams.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.06.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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