Stonogobiops yasha Yoshino & Shimada, 2001
Orange-striped shrimpgoby
photo by Lougher, T.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.7 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-11; Vertebrae: 27-27. Body white, with 3 reddish-orange stripes. Head with 2 median cephalic sensory pores. First dorsal fin extremely long, with longest spine, 64-109% SL; first 2 spines and membrane white. Black spot on middle of first dorsal fin distally. Second dorsal fin rays I, 10-12. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 40962); characterized further by: united pelvic fins, well developed frenum present; longitudinal scale series 82-96; head without scales; cycloid scales covering body, somewhat embedded; greatest depth of body 6.3-7.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs in the outer reef slopes; often found in pairs, hovering a few centimeters above the sandy bottom at the entrance to its burrow. Symbiotic with the red-and-white barred shrimp, Alpheus randalli (Ref. 40962).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.01.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.07.13

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