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  • head: no pores
    body: 5-6 broad bars, 7 short saddles on back
    Psilotris alepis, Scaleless goby
    top jaw ends under front edge pupil
    pectoral 15, fin uncolored
    A 7-8
    no scales
  • whitish; dark bar through & under eye
    no head pores
    body: 3 internal dark dashes + 2 rows yellow spots
    C: dark top & bottom edges
    Psilotris boehlkei, Boehlke’s goby
    mouth extends past pupil
    pectoral 16-18, clear
    A 9
    no scales
  • white/yellowish
    no head pores
    parallel paired rows dark spots -> 5-6 bars
    back: orange marks
    D1 front base: black spot
    Psilotris celsus, Highspine goby
    mouth short
    pectoral 16-17, clear
    A usually 9-10
    no scales
  • 3 black bars across head
    white + irregular yellow-brown spots, 3 internal black bars
    C white, black basal bar + yellow spots
    Psilotris kaufmani, Kaufman’s goby, Tunnel goby
    pectoral: upper 1/2 black, lower 1/2 white
    D2 & A usually 10
    no scales
  • white + yellow reticulum & black dots
    D 3-5 orange stripes; C 5 orange bars
    no scales
    Psilotris laetarii, Burrow splitfin goby
    pelvic ray 5 unbranched, short
    D2 10; A 7-8
  • head & body white + thin orange bars
    C: 2-4 orange bars
    D2 9; A 8
    no scales
    Psilotris laurae, Thin-barred goby
    pectoral bicolored: orange & white
  • head 5 yellow bars
    Psilotris vantasselli, Clementine splitfin goby, Clementine split-fin goby
    body 8 yellow bars with orange center spot
    pelvics separate, rays -no flat/fleshy tips
    C base: 2 large, rough scales
    body no scales