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Family Gobiidae

HAWAII

Bathygobius cotticeps

Makai Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu

 

 FLATHEAD or CHEEKSCALE FRILLGOBY       'O'OPU OHUNE

Uncommon inhabitant of exposed tidepools and rocky shores.  Capable of displaying spotted or banded pattern at will.  Head broadly flattened and generally darker than other members of the genus.   Attains 4 inches.  Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific.