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Vanderhorstia nannai  Winterbottom, Iwata & Kozawa, 2005

Moon-spotted shrimp goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: nannai: Named after the Sumerian moon god, Sin, who had several names corresponding to its different phases; the name 'Nanna' represented the full moon, in allusion to the moon-like lateral spots on the body..   More on author: Winterbottom.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 20 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Palau and the Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53948); 3.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: shares with Vanderhorstia papillo the elongated 5" (upper lobe) and 9" (lower lobe) branched caudal fin rays; differs from V. papillo in having more lateral scales (41-45 vs. 27); no scales in the predorsal midline (vs. 11); a unique color pattern (off-white background with large yellow spots along the midlateral body vs. such spots absent, and absence of four dark gray brown saddles on body vs. present); adults with both third and fourth dorsal spines elongate; more lower gill rakers on the first arch (16-17 vs. 10); fewer pseudobranch filaments (6-7 vs. 9); a single papilla in row c on the cheek (vs. 4) and row b not interrupted (vs. in two sections) (Ref. 53948).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Based on a photo taken from the Philippines, it is reasonable to assume that it is associated with burrows made and occupied by alphaeid shrimps (albeit no visible evidence of the shrimp in the image), as is the case in all it congeners for which information is available (Ref. 53948). Found in sand-rubble bottoms in 5-20 m (Ref 90102).

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Winterbottom, R., A. Iwata and T. Kozawa, 2005. Vanderhorstia nannai, a new species of burrow-associated goby from Palau and the Philippines (Pisces: Gobiidae). Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 9(3):109-114. (Ref. 53948)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.7 - 29.4, mean 29 (based on 212 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .