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Species: Evermannichthys bicolor, Bicolored sponge goby

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body relatively short
groove between top lip & snout
Ds separate; D1 V-VII
upper 1/3 body dark, lower 2/3 pale, fins clear
tail base scales: 1-2 on side, 3-4 underneath

Evermannichthys bicolor Thacker, 2001

Bicolored sponge goby

Body elongate, but relatively short; slightly rounded head profile; no head pores; a slight groove between upper lip and snout; tongue with slight indentation; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; dorsal fin V-VII (1st 2 spines closer together than are remaining spines) + I, 10; length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 8; pectoral rays 13 (13-14); pelvic fins form a complete disk; segmented tail rays 17; scales very rough, 1-2 on sides of tail base and 3-4 along bottom of tail base; no lateral line.

Uniformly dark on top third of body and pale on remainder; fins clear.

Reaches 3.1 cm.

Habitat: found inside sponges, generally barrel sponges.

Depth: 18-41 m.

Bahamas to the central-E Caribbean.


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Salinity
  • Marine
  • Marine Only
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
Habitat
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Sponges
  • Reef only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Planktivore
  • No Data
Diet
  • Zooplankton
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • West Atlantic Endemic
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Island (s)
  • Island (s) only
  • Antilles endemic
  • GC endemic
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 3.1
Depth Range Min
  • 18
Depth Range Max
  • 41