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Species: Tigrigobius dilepis, Orangesided Goby

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head white + red marks
belly white + 2 large, black edged red blotches
spine: alternating red & white streaks
2 small rough scales on C base

Tigrigobius dilepis (Robins & Bohlke, 1964)

Orangesided Goby

Elongate; head compressed; snout short with straight profile; head pores difficult to see; eye large; upper lip connected to snout along most of its length; teeth in upper and lower jaws in 4-5 rows of small, elongate, pointed teeth, no canines; gill opening is a short vertical slit in front of pectoral fin base; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; dorsal fin VII (1st spine elongate in males), last 2 spines more widely spaced than preceding spines, + I, 10 (9-11); length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 9 (8-9); pectoral fins 18 (16-19); pelvic fins I,5, disk complete; tail rounded; no scales except for two small very rough scales on tail fin base; no lateral line.

Head white with red blotches and brown bars across and under eyes; body with 8 narrow dark bars between origin of 2nd dorsal fin and tail fin; two large, round red-brown areas on each side of belly, partly surrounded and separated by white, black edged bars; spinal column with alternating white and red sections.

Reaches: 2.5 cm.

Habitat: coral reef areas on vertical walls and on boulder corals.

Depth: 5-30 m.

The Bahamas to the S Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Corals
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 2.5
Depth Range Min
  • 5
Depth Range Max
  • 30