Platygobiopsis tansei Okiyama, 2008
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.68 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 60 - 136 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 12-14; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI, I, 13-14; outer gill rakers on first gill arch 0+9-10; no chin barbel; predorsal scales reaching anteriorly to transverse line through middle of operculum; no scales from pectoral-fin base; cephalic sensory-canal pores absent; pelvic-fin frenum absent (Ref. 75206).
Biology:  A true benthic species in the sloping sandy mud bottoms, often residing in the bottom sediment itself. In Suruga Bay, P. tansei was often found in beam trawl collections containing a lot of sandy mud sediments, probably due to the less than flat bottom configuration of the habitat (Ref. 75206).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.08
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.05.08

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