Vanneaugobius pruvoti (Fage, 1907)
photo by James Van Tassell
Head Pores - Cephalic lateral line system with pores B",C(S),D(S),E,F,G,H. Preopercle canal with pores M',N,O'
Scales - Body with ctenoid scales 28-30 in lateral series; 8-10 in transverse series; breast scaled. Modified basicaudal scales with elongate ctenii located at upper and lower margins of caudal peduncle.
Fins - D1 - VI; D2 - I+11; anal - I+10; pectoral - 19(17-19).
Head - Maxilla extending to posterior of pupil; anterior nostril a tube; posterior nostril a short tube.
Papillae - A transverse pattern with five vertical rows in fron of the anterior of row b; row b short with rows 5i and 6i slightly anterior to row b, under and not connected to each other; row d continuous; row z represented by 3 papillae.
Color - Body of preserved specimens fawn, with coarse faint reticulation and four ill-defined darker blotches along lateral midline and similar mark more or less evident on caudal base; conspicuous black spot on posterior ventral area of D1; caudal with two white verticla bars in live specimens.
Distribution - Canary Islands
Habitat - An off shore species found at base of vertical rock cliffs and in small caves at base of ledges starting at depths of 50 meters. Known to depths of 270 meters.