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Arenigobius bifrenatus  (Kner, 1865)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Arenigobius: Latin, arena, harena, -ae = sand + Greek, kobios or Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 45534).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: endemic to southern Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45534); 9.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10. Distinguished by the following characters: body colour light brown; two oblique dark bands originating on head below eye, the upper degenerating into diffuse purplish brown blotches from the pectoral to caudal peduncle; black stripe arising at the pectoral insertion and running along lower body before breaking into small black spots above anal fin; dorsal fins with a horizontal dark band near the base; dark blue mark on membrane distally between first and second rays of D2; iridescent irregular blue blotches along flanks; three or more approximately vertical bands on upper caudal; vertebrae 10+15 (vertebral counts taken from radiograph); body cylindrical; snout blunt; eyes large, and close together dorsally; origin of pectorals under posterior margin of operculum; caudal oval and elongate; 7th pectoral ray extended into a filament; pelvics united into cup-shaped disc with branched rays; origin of pelvics covered by a loose sheath of skin; scales cycloid on belly and dorsally to second dorsal origin; posterior lateral scales peripheral ctenoid; head and predorsal region naked (Ref. 45534).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in muddy coastal areas to upper estuaries, rocky reefs, in sea grass beds and mangroves (Ref. 9002).

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Gomon, M.F., C.J.M. Glover and R.H. Kuiter (eds.), 1994. The fishes of Australia's south coast. State Print, Adelaide. 992 p. (Ref. 33839)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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