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Genus: Pinnichthys, Many-Rayed Gobies, Goby-many-rayed


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D VII + I 10-11; A I, 10-11
head pores present
body scales: C base to pectoral base, large rough scales on C base
pelvics separate, extend to/beyond anus
pelvic rays 1-4 branched, tips maybe flattened, ray 5 unbranched

PINNICHTHYS

MANY-RAYED GOBIES

Body compressed;  anterior and posterior nostrils tubular; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays;  dorsal fin VII + I, 10-11; length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; anal fin I, 10-11;  pelvic fins I, 5, completely separate, rays 1-4 branched and sometimes with flattened tips, 4th often reaching to anus, 5th ray not branched, well developed;  scales in lateral series 30-53; with large rough scales on base of tail fin; no lateral line.

A neotropical genus with 5 species; three endemics in the Greater Caribbean, one west Atlantic species and one endemic in the tropical east Pacific.