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Vanderhorstia attenuata  Randall, 2007

Tapertail shrimpgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: attenuata: Name from Latin word meaning 'drawn out' or 'tapering', refers to the prolonged tapering filament formed by the middle five caudal rays..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 15 - 48 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Solomon Is.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75899)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11. This species is diagnosed by the following characters: D VI-I, 11; A I, 11; pectoral rays 19; scales in longitudinal series 39; median predorsal scales 15; scales on head absent except dorsally behind eye; scales on prepectoral area; body not very elongate, depth 5.35 in SL; orbit diameter 3.2 in HL; third dorsal spine longest, 3.95 in SL; caudal fin long, the middle five rays prolonged into a tapering filament as long as rest of fin, total fin length 2.15 in SL; pectoral fins reaching to above origin of anal fin, 3.6 in SL; pelvic fins just reaching anus, 4.9 in SL (Ref. 75899); characterized further by pale bluish grey body color with four diffuse brown bars on body; nape and body with orange lines and small spots; lower half of side has a zone of elongate orange spots and occasional vertical orange lines; cheek and operculum with dark-edged orange bands and spots; dorsal fins bluish with dusky orange bands; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; cycloid scales covering body anteriorly, ctenoid posteriorly (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit sand-rubble or mud bottoms in 15-48 m (Ref 90102).

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Randall, J.E., 2007. Descriptions of four new shrimpgobies of the genus Vanderhorstia from the Western Pacific. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 12(3):89-100. (Ref. 75899)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

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) .