Shorefishes of the Eastern Pacific online information system

Español  Contact

Species: Evermannia panamensis, Panama goby

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

lower head & belly dark dots
D IV + I, 16
male: D & C yellow & black, A black
female: C & A grey + white edges
shoulder: 1 long flap
few scales on C base

Evermannia panamensis Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Panama goby

Body slender, elongate; head long, depressed; 1 pore between eyes; papillae on cheek and gill cover; top jaw extends well past eye; dorsal fin IV (1st  spine elongate in male) + I, 16 rays; anal I, 14 rays; 1 long flexible skin flap on shoulder in front of base of pectoral fin; tail fin long, pointed; scales - smooth, few, minute, imbedded, non-overlapping, on tail fin base.

Male: blue-brown; head, chest and belly heavily dotted with black; irregular dark chevrons on sides; first dorsal and inner half of second dorsal blue-grey, outer half of second dorsal yellowish; tail fin with blue-grey base, top half of fin yellowish, lower half blackish; anal fin blue-grey with a black band along the base. Female - light olive, upper head and body finely mottled with brown; lower head, chest and belly with dense dark dots; many thin dark chevrons along side of body; dorsal fin as in male; tail and anal fins dark blue-grey, with white margins.

Size: 4.5 cm.

Habitat: soft bottom tide pools.

Depth: 0-5 m.

El Salvador to Panama.

High Resolution Map Download

Species Data Create Report Export as Word File Export as Excel File
  • Marine
  • Brackish
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Estuary
  • Soft bottom only
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Sand & gravel
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Benthic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • Panamic province endemic
  • Continent only
  • TEP endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Data deficient
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 4.5
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 5