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Species: Bollmannia eigenmanni, Shelf goby

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eye small
D2 11; A 10-12
pelvics pale
top lip WITH black stripe
D1: spines I-III elongate, rear black spot

Bollmannia eigenmanni (Garman, 1896)

Shelf goby

Body moderately elongate; head short; snout blunt; eyes small, 6.9-10% SL; mouth large, very oblique; teeth in 2 rows, the outer row enlarged; front of roof of mouth no teeth; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; dorsal fin VII  (front 3 spines elongate) + I, 11 (rarely 10); length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 10-12; pectoral fin rays 19-21; pelvics fused to form disc, front margin of disc scalloped; tail fin lanceolate; scales large, rough; body, top of head, and nape fully scaled; 27-29 lateral scales; no lateral line.

Body yellowish-pale; side of body without distinctive markings; top lip with distinct black stripe immediately above jawbone; first dorsal fin with black spot, on spines IV-VI; pelvic disc pale.

Reaches 10 cm.

Depth: 37-200 m.

Habitat: Mud bottom.

The Gulf of Mexico and the S Caribbean.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
Habitat
  • Mud
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
Diet
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Continental primarily
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • Continent
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 10
Depth Range Min
  • 37
Depth Range Max
  • 200