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Genus: Chriolepis, Gobies

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head: no pores, many papillae
pelvics separate
scales: only rear ~ 1/2 body
C base - large, rough scales



Body compressed; head broad, somewhat flattened; head without pores; papillae on most parts of head and nape; front nostril larger than rear nostril; tongue tip not notched; gill membranes broadly joined to body under throat, with 5 rays; VII 1st dorsal spines; length of 2nd dorsal base > distance from 2nd dorsal base to tail fin; pelvic fins completely separate, with branched rays; tail fin rounded; scales on rear 1/2-2/3 of body only; large rough scales on base of tail fin; scales under 1st dorsal either absent or small & smooth; no lateral line.

A neotropical genus with ~ 12 species; including at least 8 endemics in our region (plus possibly two undescribed species at the Revillagigedos islands).