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  Common names: goby (English), gobio (Espanol)
Bollmannia macropoma Gilbert, 1892

Frailscale goby,     Large-eye goby

Head & body compressed; body relatively slender (greatest depth 18-22% of SL); head rounded, elongate (27-32% of SL); eye large, 8-10% of SL; mouth large, very oblique; teeth in several rows; dorsal fin VII (slightly filamentous, longest (5th) reaching 4th-5th  ray) + I, 13-14; anal I, 13-15; last rays of dorsal & anal reach base of tail fin; pectoral rays 24-26, reaches beyond origin of anal fin; pelvics fused to form disc, front margin of disc scalloped, reaches anus; tail base slender (least depth 8-9.5% of SL, < eye diameter); tail fin long (~ 50% of SL), strongly pointed; scales large (25-28 rows along body), rough; 7-9 scales before dorsal fin; 1-2 medium scales on upper ½ of opercle, several on upper ½ & 1-2 small ones on lower half of preopercle; 5-6 medium to large scales on base of pectoral fin.

Color (preserved fish): Body brownish, with 3-6 dusky vertical bars on side; 1st  dorsal with a large black spot on last ½ of its base; with or without faint spot on tail base; snout dusky, prominent black line on top lip; lower gill membranes, pelvics, soft dorsal & anal fins dusky.

Size: 13 cm

Habitat: benthic on soft bottoms.

Depth: 90-255 m.

The mouth fo theGulf of California;  Costa Rica; the Galapagos.


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