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updated 8/21/2015

Family Gobiidae

Gobies

A large family of benthic fishes of marine and freshwater environments with fused pelvic fins forming a circular suction-cup.  This structure is used to cling firmly to hard surfaces to avoid being washed away by surge or move upstream along river beds and waterfalls.  Eggs of freshwater gobies hatch in the ocean and young return to freshwater soon after.  Sleepers, sometimes assigned to the Family Eleotridae, are gobies with unfused pelvic fins.

 

HAWAII - MARINE

Bathygobius coalitus

WHITESPOTTED FRILLGOBY

 

Bathygobius cocosensis

COCOS FRILLGOBY

 

 

Bathygobius cotticeps

FLATHEAD or CHEEKSCALE FRILLGOBY

 

Opua nephodes 

CLOUDY GOBY

 

Gnatholepis anjerensis

EYEBAR GOBY

 

Gnatholepis cauerensis hawaiiensis

HAWAIIAN SHOULDERSPOT GOBY   

 

 

Coryphopterus duospilus

TWOSPOT SANDGOBY

 

Psilogobius mainlandi    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

HAWAIIAN SHRIMPGOBY

 

Asterropteryx semipunctatus

HALFSPOTTED GOBY

 

Kelloggella oligolepis

BARRED TIDEPOOL GOBY

 

 

Eviota epiphanes

DIVINE PYGMYGOBY

 

Eviota susanae 

SUSAN'S PYGMYGOBY

 

Trimma unisquamis

ONESCALE DWARFGOBY

 

Trimma taylori

TAYLOR'S DWARFGOBY

 

Trimma milta

RED EARTH DWARFGOBY

 

Priolepis farcimen

PETITE GOBY

 

Priolepis aureoviridis

GOLDEN GOBY

 

Pleurosicya micheli

MICHEL'S GHOSTGOBY

 

Bryaninops amplus

SEAWHIP GOBY

 

Bryaninops yongei

WIRE-CORAL GOBY

 

 Mugilogobius cavifrons

MANGROVE GOBY

 


HAWAII - STREAMS

Awaous stamineus endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

COMMON STREAMGOBY   'O'opu nakea

 

Eleotris sandwicensis  endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Flathead Goby, Hauula, Oahu, in aquarium

FLATHEAD STREAMGOBY    'O'opu akupa

 

Lentipes concolor   endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

BICOLORED STREAMGOBY   'O'opu alamo'o

 

Lentipes concolor   endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Nuptial male

Stenogobius hawaiiensis  endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

Hawaiian Blackbar Goby, Hauula, Oahu, in aquarium

BLACKBAR STREAMGOBY    'O'opu naniha

 

Sicyopterus stimpsoni  endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

STIMPSON'S STREAMGOBY    'O'opu nopili


INDO-PACIFIC

Priolepis nocturna

BLACKBARRED GOBY

 

Trimma tevegae

BLUESTRIPE DWARFGOBY

 

Valenciennea helsdingenii

TWOSTRIPE GOBY

 

Valenciennea strigata

BLUESTREAK GOBY

 

Coryphopterus signipinnis

SIGNAL SANDGOBY

 

Vanderhorstia ornatissima

ORNATE SHRIMP GOBY

 

Amblyeleotris guttata

YELLOWSPOTTED SHRIMPGOBY

 

Amblyeleotris randalli

RANDALL'S SHRIMPGOBY

 

Amblyeleotris rubrimarginata

REDMARGIN SHRIMPGOBY

 

Amblyeleotris steinitzi

STEINITZ' SHRIMPGOBY

 

Amblyeleotris fasciata

BARRED SHRIMPGOBY

 

Stonogobiops yasha

ORANGE-STRIPED SHRIMPGOBY

Bryaninops natans

PURPLE-EYED GOBY

 

 

JAPAN

Eviota masudai

MASUDA'S PYGMYGOBY   Akaisohaze

 


EASTERN PACIFIC

Rhinogobiops nicholsii

BLACKEYE GOBY

 

Gillichthys mirabilis

LONGJAW MUDSUCKER

 

Lythrypnus dalli

BLUEBANDED GOBY

 

Lythrypnus zebra

ZEBRA GOBY

 

Elacatinus digueti

BANDED CLEANERGOBY

 

Elacatinus punticulatus

REDHEAD GOBY

 

Coryphopterus urospilus

REDLIGHT GOBY

 


WESTERN ATLANTIC

Coryphopterus personatus

MASKED GOBY

 

Coryphopterus tortugae

SAND GOBY

Gobiosoma oceanops

NEON GOBY