Microgobius gulosus (Girard, 1858)
Clown goby
photo by Sneegas, G.W.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 75 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Maryland to southern Florida and Texas in USA.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: general body color is light grey-brown, typically have areas of very bright iridescent blue and/or yellow; body is laterally compressed; large, nearly vertical mouth; completely scaled body; first dorsal with VII spines; ventral fins are united (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Adults inhabit mangrove streams with very fine silt-mud substrate (Ref. 92840) with salinity ranging from 0.0 to 36.6 ppt (Ref. 97140).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.08.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.08.94

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