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Species: , Barfin goby, Barfin sand-goby

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

head pale, cheeks reddish, body yellowish
front D1: black blotch or bar
black bar front belly
D2 9; A 8
pelvics separate
pectoral 16-17

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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
Habitat
  • Rocks
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Reef and soft bottom
  • Sand & gravel
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Omnivore
  • Detritivore
  • No Data
Diet
  • Detritus
  • Benthic microalgae
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • Data
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • West Atlantic Endemic
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Continent
  • Island (s)
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 4
Depth Range Min
  • 9
Depth Range Max
  • 28