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Species: Tigrigobius redimiculus, Cinta Goby

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head - pink + thin red bars
body: 13 thin greenish bars
belly white + 2 large black blotches
4 v rough scales on C base

Tigrigobius redimiculus Taylor & Akins, 2007

Cinta Goby

Elongate; head compressed; top lip separated from snout by a groove; tongue notched; teeth are conical, arranged in a single row, males with recurved canines; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; dorsal fin VII (male with elongate 1st spine) + I, 10; length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 8-9; pectoral fins 17; pelvic fins I, 5, disk complete; tail rounded; body naked except for 4 very rough scales on tail fin base; no lateral line.

Translucent straw color; head pinkish, with reddish blotches and lines, 2 thin red-orange bars across nape, rear bar extending down onto pectoral base; 13 thin greenish-tan bars (with much wider clear interspaces) on body and tail base; internal elongate black blotches separated by white dashes along vertebral column; two large black blotches on white belly.

Reaches: 1.9 cm.

Habitat: found on algae encrusted coral remnants.

Depth: 3-16 m.

SW Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • 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 only
  • GC endemic
  • Gulf of Mexico endemic
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Vulnerable
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 1.9
Depth Range Min
  • 3
Depth Range Max
  • 16