Phantom Silhouette Goby, Silhouettea insinuans Smith 1959


Other Names: Phantom Goby, Silhouette Goby

Illustration of the Phantom Silhouette Goby, Silhouettea insinuans. Source: Plate 11 (fig E) in Smith (1959) Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 13. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A yellowish goby with white saddles and faint brown spots above; a small black blotch halfway up the front of the first dorsal fin, dusky tips on the anal fin, and a black chin. 
Larson (2019) does not record S. insiduans from Australia or elsewhere in the Pacific Ocean, indicating that Australian material has been misidentified.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Silhouettea insinuans in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Sep 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4164

Phantom Silhouette Goby, Silhouettea insinuans Smith 1959

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Distribution

North-western, Western Australia, and Cape Island, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indian Ocean. Inhabits sandy areas, often in streams that run into beaches.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I,11; Anal fin I, 13. 

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin insinuans (= penetrating), perhaps in reference to the , allusion not explained, perhaps referring to its living in sand

Species Citation

Silhouettea insinuans Smith 1959, Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 13: 214, fig. 33, pl. 11E. Type locality: Silhouette, Seychelles. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Phantom Silhouette Goby, Silhouettea insinuans Smith 1959

References


Larson, H. 2019. Silhouettea insinuans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T118354732A124556529. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T118354732A124556529.en. Downloaded on 11 July 2020. 

Larson, H.K. & Miller, P.J. 1986. Two new species of Silhouettea (Gobiidae) from northern Australia. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 33(2): 110-118 figs 1-6 https://doi.org/10.11369/jji1950.33.110

Miller, P.J. 1988. Studies on Silhouettea Smith 1959 and an account of Ebomegobius Herre 1946 (Pisces: Gobiidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 68(4/6): 241-273 

Smith, J.L.B. 1959. Gobioid fishes of the families Gobiidae, Periophthalmidae, Trypauchenidae, Taenioididae and Kraemeriidae of the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 13: 185-225 figs 1-42 pls 9-13 

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:37428252

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Habitat:Shallow sandy areas

Max Size:4-5 cm TL

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