Maned Tentacle Goby, Oxyurichthys microlepis (Bleeker 1849)


Other Names: Blackspotted Goby, Maned Goby

A Maned Tentacle Goby, Oxyurichthys microlepis, in Hong Kong, July 2016. Source: thui / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A pale greyish goby with a dusky dot on scales along the nape and back, about five indistinct dusky blotches along the side, a dusky tear-shaped blotch below the eye, and a curved darker blotch on the pectoral-fin base. The dorsal fins are pinkish-grey with dark spots and streaks and a small black spot on the 6th spine, the caudal fin is pinkish-grey below, paler above with dark streaks and spots, and the anal fin is greyish with a whitish margin.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Oxyurichthys microlepis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Dec 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/3074

Maned Tentacle Goby, Oxyurichthys microlepis (Bleeker 1849)

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Distribution

Cape York, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits muddy bottoms in protected bays and tidal estuaries.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I,11-13; Anal fin I, 12-13; Pectoral fin 20-24; Segmented caudal rays 7/7–9/8; branched caudal rays 6/7–9/8; Lateral scales 41-58.  
Upper jaw teeth in single row; fleshy tongue rounded; upper lip slightly indented but not deeply constricted at premaxillary symphysis; no ocular cirrus or cornification; no spots on gular membrane beneath preopercle or anterior process of quadrate; nape fully scaled to membranous crest; all scales including trunk cycloid; prepelvic area scaled; first dorsal-fin spines not elongate, reaching to second to fourth second dorsal-fin element.

Colour

Head and body pale greyish, with a dusky dot on the scales on nape and along back, about five indistinct dusky blotches along side, a dusky tear-shaped blotch below the eye, a curved darker blotch on pectoral-fin base; dorsal fins pinkish-grey with dark spots and streaks, caudal fin pinkish-grey below, paler above with dark streaks and spots, anal fin greyish with a whitish margin.

Species Citation

Gobius microlepis Bleeker 1849,  Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen 22: 35. Type locality: Freto Madurae prope Surabaya et Sumanap, Indonesia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Maned Tentacle Goby, Oxyurichthys microlepis (Bleeker 1849)

References


Akihito, P. 1972. On a specimen of "Matsugehaze", Oxyurichthys ophthalmonema, collected in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 19(2): 103-110 

Bleeker, P. 1849. Bijdrage tot de kennis der Blennioïden en Gobioïden van der Soenda-Molukschen Archipel, met beschrijving van 42 nieuwe soorten. Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen 22: 1-40 

Larson, H.K. & Lim, K.K.P. 2005. A guide to the gobies of Singapore. Singapore : Singapore Science Centre 164 pp. 

Pezold, F.L. & Larson, H.K. 2015. A revision of the fish genus Oxyurichthys (Gobioidei: Gobiidae) with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 3988 (1): 1-95 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3988.1.1 Open access.

Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) 1986. Smith's Sea Fishes. Johannesburg : Macmillan South Africa xx + 1047 pp. 144 pls.

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CAAB Code:37428207

Habitat:Estuaries, mangroves

Max Size:13.5 cm TL

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