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  • low crest, on nape only
    nape scaled to ~ front of crest
    D1: outer 1/2 dark + 2-3 pale spots
    uniformly dark, scales - dark edges
    Lophogobius cristulatus, Pacific crested-goby
    C: 8-9 dark bars
  • crest high, on nape & between eyes
    top nape & crest: no scales
    mottled brown
    D1 dark + black & yellow spot
    male: violet, D1 black & orange
    Lophogobius cyprinoides, Atlantic crested-goby
    cheeks: cream spots