Elacatinus randalli (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)
Yellownose goby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.55 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles to Curaçao and Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-12. Head and body with two black stripes, one middorsal and one lateral, the two separated by a narrow bright yellow stripe which commences on upper part of eye; all three stripes continuing into caudal fin (Ref. 13442).
Biology:  Occurs in groups near coral heads (Ref. 9710). Picks external parasites found on other fishes (Ref. 13628). Monogamous (Ref. 52884).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.06.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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