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Species: Lythrypnus solanensis, Sola's goby

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lower head - brown spots
red + blue bars: head 4, body 12
pectoral 21-22

Lythrypnus solanensis Acero, 1981

Sola'S Goby

Body robust; head round; no crest along top of head and nape; mouth very oblique; head without pores; papillae around mouth, on cheeks and operculum and over eye; front nostril a long tube, rear nostril a raised rim; tongue round to blunt; 5-7 gill rakers; dorsal fin VI (2nd & 3rd spines filamentous in male)+ I, 12 rays; 9 anal rays; 21-22 pectoral rays; pectoral rays unbranched; pelvics fused into disc; tail fin short, round, with 17 segmented rays; scales rough, body covered, ~ 27 lateral scale rows, none on head, nape, chest and pectoral base.

Red; 12 narrow blue bars on body, and 4 on head, those bars (but not the wider interspaces) with thin dark centers; lower head with brown spots.

Size: 3.4 cm.

Habitat: probably rocky substrata.

Depth: 60-100 m?

Known only from northern Colombia

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Rocks
  • Reef only
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Planktivore
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Zooplankton
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
  • Benthic
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • Continent
  • Panamic province endemic
  • Continent only
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Data deficient
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 3.4
Depth Range Min
  • 60
Depth Range Max
  • 100