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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Elacatinus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Elacatinus atronasus Exuma goby Western Central Atlantic 1968
Elacatinus cayman Cayman cleaner goby Western Atlantic 2.3 SL 2014
Elacatinus centralis Cayman sponge goby Western Atlantic 3.8 SL 2014
Elacatinus chancei Shortstripe goby Western Central Atlantic 5 TL 1933
Elacatinus colini Belize sponge goby Caribbean Sea 3.3 SL 2009
Elacatinus evelynae Sharknose goby Western Atlantic 4 TL 1968
Elacatinus figaro Barber goby Southwest Atlantic 3.4 SL 1997
Elacatinus genie Cleaner goby Western Central Atlantic 4.5 TL 1968
Elacatinus horsti Yellowline goby Western Central Atlantic 5 TL 1922
Elacatinus illecebrosus Barsnout goby Western Central Atlantic 4 TL 1968
Elacatinus jarocho Jarocho goby Western Atlantic 2.7 SL 2007
Elacatinus lobeli Caribbean neon goby Western Central Atlantic 3.1 SL 2009
Elacatinus lori Linesnout goby Western Central Atlantic 4.6 SL 2002
Elacatinus louisae Spotlight goby Western Central Atlantic 3.8 TL 1968
Elacatinus oceanops Neon goby Western Central Atlantic 5 TL 1904
Elacatinus phthirophagus Noronha cleaner goby Atlantic Ocean 3.2 SL 2008
Elacatinus pridisi Trindade cleaner goby Southwest Atlantic 2.8 SL 2004
Elacatinus prochilos Broadstripe goby Western Central Atlantic 4 TL 1968
Elacatinus randalli Yellownose goby Western Central Atlantic 4.6 TL 1968
Elacatinus serranilla Serranilla goby Caribbean Sea 3.5 SL 2009
Elacatinus tenox Slaty goby Western Central Atlantic 1968
Elacatinus xanthiprora Yellowprow goby Western Atlantic 4 TL 1968



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