Palutrus pruinosus (Jordan & Seale 1906)

Other Names: Pruinosa Goby
A greyish-brown goby with five brown saddles along the back from the nape to the caudal peduncle, brown blotches in a row along the midside, and brown-spotted dorsal and caudal fins.

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Palutrus pruinosus (Jordan & Seale 1906)

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands; tropical east-Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits silty reefs in depths of 0-5 m.


Dorsal fin VI + I,7-8; anal fin I,7; Pectoral fin 15-16; Longitudinal scale series ~30; predorsal scales 10.
Body depth 4-5 in SL; body scales cycloid anteriorly, becoming ctenoid posteriorly; scales absent from head except on nape.

Species Citation

Eviota pruinosus Jordan & Seale 1906, Bull. Bur. Fish. (U.S.) 1905 25: 391, fig. 82. Type locality: Pago Pago, American Samoa. 


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Australian Faunal Directory

Palutrus pruinosus (Jordan & Seale 1906)


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Jordan, D.S. & Seale, A. 1906. The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the Archipelago, with a provisional checklist of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1905 25: 173-455 figs 1-111 pls 33-53 PDF at BHL

Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Guam : Coral Graphics vi 330 pp. 192 pls.

Quick Facts

Depth:0-5 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:6.3 cm TL

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