Aspasmichthys alorensis Allen & Erdmann, 2012
Alor clingfish
Aspasmichthys alorensis
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits), subfamily: Gobiesocinae
 Max. size:  0.82 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 16 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Description: Characterized by maroon color grading to whitish or pinkish on lower head, breast and abdomen; 7 dark maroon patch or bars on side; presence of thin white stripe from anterior of upper edge of eye to base of upper caudal, similar white stripe mid-dorsally from snout tip to middle of body; caudal fin yellow with dark brown triangular markings at middle area; dorsal rays 7; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 21; caudal rays 17; pelvic disc length 3.9 in SL; head length 2.5 in SL; gill rakers on second arch 6, rudimentary (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Found in rocky depression at depth of 16 m, appears to be associated with sponges (Ref. 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.04.13
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 03.08.14

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