Taileye Goby, Parachaeturichthys polynema (Bleeker 1853)

Other Names: Taileyed Goby

A Taileye Goby, Parachaeturichthys polynema, from from the vicinity of Casiguran, Sorsogon (province), Luzon, Philippines. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A pale yellowish-brown to brown goby with narrow blakcish edges on scales, dark fins, and a yellow-edged ocellus on the upper part of the caudal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Parachaeturichthys polynema in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Feb 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/3079

Taileye Goby, Parachaeturichthys polynema (Bleeker 1853)

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Dorsal fin VI+I, 9-10; Anal fin I, 9; Pectoral fin 20-21; Pelvic fin I, 5; LR. 25-30; Transverse scales 7-10; Predorsal scales 12-15; Vertebrae 10+16=26.
Body elongated, cylindrical anteriorly, compressed posteriorly; about 90 barbels on chin and underside of head; eyes dorsolateral; body scales ctenoid; head scales cycloid.


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