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Favonigobius melanobranchus  (Fowler, 1934)

Blackthroat goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Favonigobius: Latin, favonius = gentle, propicious and Latin, favonianus = the west wind; 1656 + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 11441).   Subtropical

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Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 2798) and the Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 80021).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11344)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Body with small spots; sides with 4-5 groups of black spots, last spot on caudal peduncle often paired and ending with a thin vertical bar at caudal fin base (Ref. 2798). Males with 6-8 dark vertical lines on belly; dorsal, anal and pelvic fins dusky to black; caudal fin with thin wavy bars and upper margin with 1-2 black spots (Ref. 2798). Females with spotted fins except for pelvic fins (Ref. 2798); characterized further by having pelvic fins united medially; presence of pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 27-28; ctenoid scales except cycloid on breast and base of pectoral fin base; predorsal scales 1-2, no scales on remainder of head; depth of body 5.8-6.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits silty sand bottoms and seagrass areas (Ref. 11441).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Heemstra, P.C., 1995. Additions and corrections for the 1995 impression. p. v-xv. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Revised Edition of Smiths' Sea Fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 11228)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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