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Ptereleotris randalli Brazilian dartfish


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lexID:
10470 
Scientific:
Ptereleotris randalli 
German:
Pfeilgrundel 
English:
Brazilian dartfish 
Category:
Gobies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Microdesmidae (Family) > Ptereleotris (Genus) > randalli (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gasparini, Rocha & Floeter, 2001 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Abrolhos Archipelago, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana 
Sea depth:
8 - 60 Meter 
Size:
1.57" - 3.15" (4,9cm - 8,7cm) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2017-02-24 21:52:25 

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Gasparini, Rocha & Floeter, 2001

Very special thanks for the first photo of Ptereleotris randalli to one of the describing scientists, Dr. Floeter.

Ptereleotris randalli is found over sandy bottoms close to reefs.
The Brazilian dartfish is common in sand patches as small as 10 cm; also in calcareous algae areas.
It is found in the aquarium trade where it is collected under the name Opistognathus leitoso (Gasparini and Floeter 2001).

The population is declining fast in some areas of the Brazilian coast (mainly off the States of Espirito Santo and Bahia) due to commercial exploration of the calcareous algae banks.
This species hovers over its burrow feeding on plankton and dives headfirst in to the burrow when threatened. Found usually over sandy bottom close to reefs, but also common over sand patches as small as 10 cm in diameter, enclosed by rocky areas or in calcareous algae (Lithothamnion sp.) banks.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobioidei (Suborder) > Microdesmidae (Family) > Ptereleotrinae (Subfamily) > Ptereleotris (Genus) > Ptereleotris randalli (Species)

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