Manila sleeper goby
|Manila sleeper goby|
Manila dormouse ( Giuris margaritacea )
|Scientific name of the genus|
|Sauvage , 1880|
|Scientific name of the species|
|( Valenciennes , 1837)|
The fish live in the tropical Indo-Pacific , from Madagascar to Southeast Asia , to New Guinea , in northern Australia , Melanesia and Palau . Larvae live in the sea, adults in fresh water. They prefer biotopes with dense plant growth.
The Manila dormouse goby is a relatively large, stocky looking goby with a cylindrical body and a dorsally flattened head. As a rule, it is green-brown in color, eight to ten dark stripes on the sides and a dark spot on the base of the pectoral fin. The lower half of the head is brown or yellowish with three to four dark brown to reddish stripes that radiate out from the lower part of the eye.
- Fin formula : dorsal 1 VI, dorsal 2 I / 8–9, anal I / 9, pectoral 14–15.
- Scale formula : mLR 31–40, QR 12–14, approx. 15 scales in front of the dorsal.
- Manila dormouse on Fishbase.org (English)
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- Hans A. Baensch , Rüdiger Riehl : Aquariums Atlas, Volume 3 . Mergus Verlag, 1997, ISBN 3-88244-114-3 .