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Brachygobius mekongensis  Larson & Vidthayanon, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Brachygobius: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Larson.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: Mekong River system in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38652)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Transverse scale count backwards 6-8; head, predorsal, breast, belly and pectoral base naked; with narrow, often broken, dark bars on pale body, including short oblique dark bar across side of body commencing in the gap between dorsal fins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits slow flowing water and swamps, among dense vegetation and roots (Ref. 43281).

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Larson, H.K., 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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