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Updated 9/22/2012

Family Gobiidae

HAWAII

Gnatholepis cauerensis hawaiiensis 

Nuptial male, Makua, Oahu, 30 feet

 

 

Three Tables, Oahu, 50 feet

Juvenile, Midway Lagoon, 25 feet 

 

Ke Iki Beach, Oahu, 20 feet

HAWAIIAN SHOULDERSPOT GOBY

Uncommon on sand along the reef edge in deeper water.  Dark line between the eyes often extends onto the cheek.  Attains 2 inches.  Endemic Hawaiian subspecies.  Other subspecies occur in the Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic.