Ptereleotris hanae

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Ptereleotris hanae
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Microdesmidae
Genus: Ptereleotris
Species: P. hanae
Binomial name
Ptereleotris hanae
(D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Synonyms
  • Vireosa hanae D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1901

Ptereleotris hanae, the Blue hana goby, is a species of dartfish native to the western Pacific Ocean. It is a reef inhabitant, being found at depths of from 3 to 50 metres (9.8 to 164.0 ft), though usually no shallower than 6 metres (20 ft). It inhabits burrows made by alpheid shrimp, but unlike the Amblyeleotris gobies who normally associate with these shrimp, this species has no interactions with their shrimp hosts. This species can reach a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Ptereleotris hanae" in FishBase. December 2013 version.