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Genus: Carrigobius, Bluntsnout Goby

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snout v short, steep forehead
D VII + I, 10-11
A I, 8-10
pelvics completely separate, rays branched, short, no fleshy tips
no scales



Body slightly compressed; both nostrils tubular, front longer than rear; no head pores; snout very short and blunt, with a steep front profile; top jaw extends to a vertical under back half of eye; 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, 8-10; pelvic fins I,5, fins separate, no frenum between spines or membrane connecting innermost rays, all rays branched (5th ray branched in adults), without fleshy tips to rays, rays only reach ~1/2 way to anus; no scales; no lateral line.

A genus with a single species that is endemic to the Caribbean.