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Ptereleotris carinata
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Ptereleotris carinata

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Ptereleotris carinata
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Ptereleotris carinata
© Copyright Gerald Allen, 2006 · 0

Main identification features
  • elongate, compressed; eyes lateral
  • 1st dorsal fin : vi
  • c: elongate, oval
  • mouth very oblique
  • pelvics separate
  • scales very small; rough at rear


Body very elongate, compressed; head strongly compressed; mouth oblique, opens above, chin with longitudinal fold; 1st dorsal fin VI spines; pelvics separate; tail fin long & pointed; scales very small, ~100-150 on mid-side, all smooth or rough at rear & smooth elsewhere, head scaleless.

A circumtropical genus of about 15 species found in all tropical seas except for the eastern Atlantic; represented by 1 species endemic in our region.

  • Bussing, W.A., 2001., Ptereleotris carinata, a new species of hovering goby (Perciformes: Microdesmidae) from the tropical eastern Pacific., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 49(Supplement 1):133-139.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Thacker, C., 2000., Phylogeny of the wormfishes (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Microdesmidae)., Copeia, 2000:940-957.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.


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