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  Common names: goby (English), gobio (Espanol)
Gobiosoma nudum (Meek & Hildebrand, 1928)

Knob-chin goby

Body robust; head rounded; snout blunt; tip of snout with a small central fleshy knob; chin with 2 small barbels; mouth oblique; tongue round to blunt; front nostril tubular, rear with raised rim; dorsal fin VII (none filamentous) + I, 11-12 rays; anal I, 9 rays; pectoral rays 18-20; pelvics fused in disc; scales usually absent (sometimes 1-4 scales just behind base of pectoral fin and two scales on base of tail fin).

Head and body with grey-brown irregular bars that have numerous pales spots superimposed on them; midlateral row of small elongate dark spots in middle of each dark bar.

Size: reaches 4.5 cm.

Inhabits tide pools and shallow rocky reefs.

Depth: 0-10 m.

The mouth of the Gulf of California to Colombia.

A species that has passed through the Panama Canal to the Atlantic.


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