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"True" or Combtooth Gobies, the Family Gobiidae, Part 2

Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5


By Bob Fenner


Genus Exyrias:

Exyrias puntang (Bleeker 1851), the Puntang Goby. Western Pacific; Andaman Sea, Japan, Australia, Fiji. To 14 cm. Spotted first dorsal fin is indicative. Found in freshwater run-off, tide-pools. N. Sulawesi image. 

Genus Eviota: Small and often beautiful. Thirty five described species, with many more to go.

Eviota guttata Lachner & Katella 1978. 2.5 cm. Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea. This one with a copepod parasite in Raja Ampat. http://fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=25452&genusname=Eviota&speciesname=guttata

Evitota nigriventris. S. Sulawesi pix.

Eviota pellucida Larson 1976, Neon Pygmy Goby. Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. To 3 cm. Raja Ampat pic. http://fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=7269&genusname=Eviota&speciesname=pellucida

Eviota prasites Jordan & Seale 1906, the Prasites Goby. West Pacific; Moluccas to Samoa. To less than an inch in length. This one photographed off of Queensland, Australia. 


Eviota sebreei Jordan & Seale 1906, Sebree's Pygmy Goby. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea to Samoa, to the northern GBR, Micronesians. To less than an inch in total length. This one perched on a Porites coral in Pulau Redang, Malaysia. 

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Genus Fusigobius:

Fusigobius signipinnis Hoese & Obika 1988, the Signalfin Goby. Western Pacific; Japan, Australia, Tonga. To  4.9 cm. S. Sulawesi image.  http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=7513&genusname=Fusigobius&speciesname=signipinnis

Genus Gnatholepis: Seven species of great sand sifters.

Gnatholepis cauerensis Bleeker 1853, the Eyebar Goby, for distinctive vertical band through the eye. Indo-Pacific; South Africa to Hawai'i. To three inches in length. This one in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. 

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Gnatholepis thompsoni Jordan 1904, the Goldspot Goby. Tropical Atlantic; Bermuda to Venezuela, Ascension, St. Helena Islands. This one in the Bahamas. To about three inches in length. A sand-sifter. 

Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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