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Stonogobiops dracula

Polunin & Lubbock
  

Stonogobiops dracula was originally described as Stonogobiops dracula by Polunin & Lubbock in 1977. It belongs to the family Gobiidae. It is commonly known as Dracula shrimp-goby. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles, Réunion (western Mascarenes), Maldives.
Species   dracula
AuthorWI   Polunin [N. V. C.] & Lubbock [R.]
AuthorNI   Polunin & Lubbock
Qualification   ---
Year   1977
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Gobiiformes Gobiiformes
Family   Gobiidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Stonogobiops
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Gobiiformes
Family   Gobiidae
Genus   Stonogobiops
Original Name   Stonogobiops        
Taxon Name   dracula
Original Combination   Stonogobiops dracula
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Stonogobiops dracula
OriginalSubGenus   Stonogobiops
Original Author   Polunin & Lubbock
Original AuthorWI   Polunin [N. V. C.] & Lubbock [R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1977
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Baie Ternay, Mahé, Seychelles, western Indian Ocean, depth about 20 meters.
Types   Paratypes: BMNH 1975.5.5.19 (1), BPBM 18079 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BMNH 1975.5.5.18
Journal   J. Zool. (Lond.)
Citation   v. 183 (pt 1)
Page   74
Illustrations   Figs. 6-7

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Stonogobiops dracula
Current Species   dracula
Current Genus   Stonogobiops
Current AuthorWI   Polunin [N. V. C.] & Lubbock [R.]
Current AuthorNI   Polunin & Lubbock
Current Year   1977
Current Family   Gobiidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Occurs in pairs and hovers above the burrow entrance. Lives symbiotically with Alpheus randalli Banner & Banner, the red-and-white barred shrimp. The two large triangular recurved teeth is sharp and its bite can draw blood. Known only from the Seychelles and th Maldives.
Depth Range From 15 to 37 meters.
   
Distribution Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles, Réunion (western Mascarenes), Maldives.

Current Summary   Valid as Stonogobiops dracula  Polunin & Lubbock 1977. Gobiidae: Gobiinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Stonogobiops dracula  Polunin & Lubbock 1977 -- (Hoese & Randall 1982:5 [ref. 5297], Randall & Goren 1993:21 [ref. 21131], Iwata & Hirata 1994:189 [ref. 21443], Myers 1999:241 [ref. 23965], Yoshino & Shimada 2001:408 [ref. 25786]).

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larsonae Stonogobiops larsonae (Allen [G. R.] 1999)Valid
medon Stonogobiops medon Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.] 1982Valid
nematodes Stonogobiops nematodes Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.] 1982Valid
pentafasciata Stonogobiops pentafasciata Iwata [A.] & Hirata [T.] 1994Valid
xanthorhinica Stonogobiops xanthorhinica Hoese [D. F.] & Randall [J. E.] 1982Valid
yasha Stonogobiops yasha Yoshino [T.] & Shimada [K.] 2001Valid
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