Callogobius flavobrunneus (Smith, 1958)
Slimy goby
Callogobius flavobrunneus
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Dark brown in color, with faint saddles under dorsal fin; median fins dark with white spots; pectorals pale with wavy dark stripes; pelvic fins clear (Ref. 2798); characterized further by having dark brown bars radiating from eye; completely united pelvic fins with well-developed frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 37-40; cycloid scales on head and body; cycloid scales on nape, cheek, opercle, base of pectoral fin, breast and abdomen, remaining scales ctenoid; predorsal scales 17-20; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 4.1-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms in 3-20 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 June 2018 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Including Aldabra and Amirantes (Ref. 33390). Also Ref. 1623.

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