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Family Gobiidae


Bathygobius coalitus

Kaupo tidepool, Oahu

Juvenile, Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 2 feet



A common inhabitant of tidepools and rocky shores.  Capable of displaying spotted or banded pattern at will. Has 15-20 predorsal scales nearly reaching eye.  Attains 4.5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly reported from Hawaii as Bathygobius fuscus.