Sicydium brevifile

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Sicydium brevifile
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Oxudercidae
Genus: Sicydium
S. brevifile
Binomial name
Sicydium brevifile

Sicydium brevifile is a species of goby from the subfamily Sicydiinae.[2] It is an amphidromous endemic in western Cameroon and the islands of the Gulf of Guinea where the adults inhabit the clearwater streams of the volcanic islands and on the slopes of Mount Cameroon, having ascended from the sea as larvae.[2] Specimens are imported into the Aquarium trade from Cameroon.[3] The specific name means "short thread", Latin brevis and filum, probably a reference to the "small median papilla above the maxillary suture".[4]


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Sicydium brevifile". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2018). "Sicydium brevifile" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  3. ^ Frank L. Pezold; Tomio Iwamoto & Ian James Harrison (2006). "The California Academy of Sciences Gulf of Guinea Expedition (2001) V. Multivariate Analysis of Sicydiines of São Tomé & Príncipe with Redescription of Sicydium brevifile and S. bustamantei (Teleostei: Gobiidae) and a Key to West African Sicydiines". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Fourth Series. 57 (34): 965–980.
  4. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (24 July 2018). "Order GOBIIFORMES: Family OXUDERCIDAE (p-z)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 13 August 2018.