IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: rockskipper (English), trambollo (Espanol)
Dialommus macrocephalus 1861)

Foureye rockskipper

Body very elongate; head large, angular, depressed; no cirri over eye or on nape; surface of eye divided by fleshy bar; teeth in jaws forming narrow bands; teeth on center but not sides of roof of mouth; dorsal fin XXII, 12-13, a notch between spines and rays; anal fin with II, 24, short, stout spines have a fleshy covering; scales very small, smooth, ~ 75 in lateral series.

Dark greyish with light and dark mottlings; head blackish; small white spots present on head, pectoral fin base, and upper back.

Maximum recorded size 11 cm.

Habitat: occurs in very shallow water along rocky shores.

Depth: 0-5 m.

The tip of Baja California and central Mexico to Colombia.


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