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  Common names: goby (English), sleeper (English), guavina (Espanol), gobio (Espanol)
Erotelis armiger (Jordan & Richardson in Jordan, 1895)

Flathead sleeper,     Armiger's goby

Body elongate, robust;  head flat, wide; snout short, blunt; mouth very oblique, lower jaw projecting; teeth small conical, in several rows on jaws; gill membranes broadly joined to throat; preoperculum with a concealed hook at its lower rear corner; dorsal fin VI weak spines + I, 13, last rays longest, base of 2nd  dorsal < distance from the end of that base to tail fin; anal fin 12, form like 2nd  dorsal; pectorals short; pelvics I, 5, short, completely separated; tail fin long, broadly rounded, with many short but obvious, spiny rays at the top and bottom of its base; scales small, smooth, 90-110 in lateral series; head with very small scales;  no lateral line.

Dark brown, paler below; covered with fine black dots; dorsals with pale membranes, rays with black bars; tail dusky brown; anal, pelvics and pectorals speckled, pectoral with dark base.

Size: 12.5 cm.

Habitat: soft bottoms.

Depth: 0-5 m.

The lower Gulf of California to Colombia.


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