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  • head flattened
    white; body 5 narrow brown bars
    D2 8-9; A 9
    C base: dark crescent
    Chriolepis cuneata, Wedge goby, Rail goby
    body scaled; C base large, rough scales
  • head pink + white dots
    body: white saddles and short bars
    D2 10-11; A 9
    C base - dark bar
    Chriolepis dialepta, White-starred goby
    pelvic ray 5 >3/4 ray 4, fin not to anus
    pectoral 19-21
    body scales to under center D1
  • dark spots: head & body, pectoral base - 2
    bars: body ~ 6 , C base 1
    D2 10; A 9
    Ds - thin stripes
    Chriolepis lepidota, Pretty goby
    pelvic ray 5 >3/4 ray 4, fin not to anus
    body scales to under D1 origin
  • red-brown
    male: D spines long, side head with light spots
    D2 10-11; A 9
    scales tail base & C only
    belly - black dots
    pectoral base dark, 13-16
    A black
  • head depressed, white dots
    D VII + I, 10; A I, 9
    body ~ 6 dark bars
    C: oval, black bar at base
    lower opercle - black spot
    pelvics separate
    belly - 2 cream bars
    flanks scaled, 26 or fewer rows
    C base: large rough scales
  • head rounded
    eyes on top, together
    female: bars on body
    male uniform
    C 7-9 thin dark bars
    Chriolepis species A, Wavy barred goby
    top jaw not reaching mid pupil
    pelvics long: past anus
    pectoral 15-17
  • eyes on top, together
    body: broken bars, orange spots
    C: black membranes, white rays, base & margin yellow
    Chriolepis species B, Orange-headed goby
    mouth reaches past eye
  • elongate, flattened
    eyes large, close together
    body: 5-6 thin bars
    D2 12; A 11
    scales to under rear edge base D1
    Chriolepis tagus, Mystery goby
    lines radiate from eye
  • head flattened
    white + black bars: nape 3, body ~ 7, C ~ 5
    Chriolepis zebra, Gecko goby
    D2 9-10; A 8-9
    scales: rear body only, 4 large, rough on C base