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Species: Tigrigobius harveyi, Cayman Greenbanded Goby

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25 (20-28) green bars

Tigrigobius harveyi Victor, 2014

Cayman Greenbanded Goby

Elongate, robust; head compressed; a pore midway between front of the two eyes; 2 pores on preopercle; snout pointed, profile straight; teeth in upper jaw in 5-7 rows of small densely packed teeth, outer enlarged and widely spaced, large canines present; teeth in lower jaw in 5-7 rows of small densely packed teeth, several larger canines in median outer row; 2 very large canines along inner rear row; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; dorsal fin VII (1st spine filamentous) + I, 10-11; length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 9; pectoral fins 20-22; pelvic fins I, 5, disk complete; tail rounded; no scales; no lateral line.

Head pale tan, with a broad red stripe from eye to rear margin of head, that ending in a short orange segment followed by a short blackish segment; body dark green, with 25 (20-28) thin pale green bars.

Reaches: 2.6 cm.

Habitat: lives in association with urchins in coral reef areas.

Depth: 0-10 m.

Known only from the Cayman Is.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef only
  • 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
  • Caribbean endemic
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • Island (s) only
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Endangered
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 2.6
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 10