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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lythrypnus alphigena Eastern Central Pacific 1990
Lythrypnus brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 1.6 SL 1988
Lythrypnus cobalus Eastern Central Pacific. 1990
Lythrypnus crocodilus Mahogany goby Western Central Atlantic 1928
Lythrypnus dalli Bluebanded goby Eastern Pacific 6.4 TL 1890
Lythrypnus elasson Dwarf goby Western Atlantic 1.6 SL 1960
Lythrypnus gilberti Galapagos blue-banded goby Southeast Pacific 4.5 TL 1903
Lythrypnus heterochroma Diphasic goby Western Atlantic 2.5 TL 1939
Lythrypnus insularis Distant goby Eastern Central Pacific 2.5 TL 1990
Lythrypnus lavenbergi Eastern Central Pacific 1990
Lythrypnus minimus Pygmy goby Western Central Atlantic 1988
Lythrypnus mowbrayi Western Central Atlantic 1906
Lythrypnus nesiotes Island goby Western Atlantic 2 TL 1960
Lythrypnus okapia Okapi goby Western Atlantic 1.1 SL 1964
Lythrypnus phorellus Convict goby Western Atlantic 2 TL 1960
Lythrypnus pulchellus Gorgeous goby Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL 1938
Lythrypnus rhizophora Spotcheek goby Eastern Pacific 3.4 TL 1903
Lythrypnus solanensis Eastern Central Pacific 1981
Lythrypnus spilus Bluegold goby Western Atlantic 2.5 TL 1960
Lythrypnus zebra Zebra goby Eastern Pacific 5.7 TL 1890



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