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Genus: Psilotris, Gobies, Splitfin Gobies, Splitfin Goby

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

head round, no pores
pelvics extend 1/2 way to anus, completely separate, rays 1-4 branched, tips not fleshy
no scales



Body slightly compressed; head rounded; no head pores; front nostril tubular, rear nostril a raised rim or short tube; teeth at front of mouth in several rows, outer row enlarged; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; dorsal fin VII + I, 9-10; length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 7-10; pelvic fins I, 5, completely separate, no frenum between spines or membrane connecting inner rays, rays 1-4 branched, typically without fleshy or flattened tips (slightly fleshy in one species), fins extend half way to anus; no scales (large rough scales on tail fin base of one species); no lateral line.

The genus contains six species, all restricted to our area.