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Species: Chriolepis roosevelti, Bahamas Goby

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head depressed, eyes close-set, dark bar - eye to mouth
Ds oblique dark bars
white + 6 irregular bars
D2 9, A 8
C oval, yellow + dark bar at base
pelvics separate, rays branched
scales rough, large, only body, 4 large on C base

Chriolepis roosevelti (Ginsburg, 1939)

Bahamas Goby

Body elongate, compressed; head depressed, with pores, narrow between eyes; mouth opens at front, oblique; front and rear nostril a raised tube about eye diameter; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; dorsal fin VII, 1st 2 spines elongate, + I, 9; length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 8; pelvic fins I, 5, separate, no frenum at front or membrane connecting innner rays, rays 1-4 branched, without flattened or fleshy tips; tail fin oval; scales large, rough, body scaled from tail base to under the front of 1st dorsal; 4 very rough scales on tail fin base; no lateral line.

Body yellow brown, with 6 irregular bars; oblique dark bars on dorsal fins; anal fin yellow-brown, with a blackish edge; tail fin yellow, dark bar at base, dark rear edge.

Reaches 2.5 cm.

Depth: 1-20 m.

Habitat: found on bottoms with sand, small rocks and broken coral.

The Central to S Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Data
  • Zooplankton
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Caribbean endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 2.5
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 20