Gobiidae

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Bilateria:Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub Phylum: Vertebrata
Super Class: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Sub-Class: Neopterygii
Infra Class: Teleostei
Super Order: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Amblyeleotris - Amblygobius - Bathygobius - Boleophthalmus - Cryptocentrus - Ctenogobiops - Eviota - Gobiodon - Istigobius - Lotilia - Lythrypnus - Mahidolia - Paragobiodon - Signigobius - Stonogobiops - Valenciennea - Vanderhorstia


Introduction

Characteristics

Small, elongate, blunt-headed fish with large mouths with conical teeth, ventral fins close together or connected to form a disk, one or two dorsal fins, no lateral line and usually small scales. Most are cryptic bottom-dwelling carnivores of small invertebrates.[1]

The following genera live in a sand burrow symbiotically with blind or nearly blind prawns / shrimp: Amblyeleotris, Cryptocentrus, Stonogobiops, Ctenogobiops, Lotilia, Mahidolia, and Vanderhorstia.[1]

Classification

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Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.



Following have to be moved to the appropriate genus pages.


Boleophthalmus

Cryptocentrus

Ctenogobiops

Lythrypnus

Paragobiodon

Stonogobiops

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