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| Common names: goby (English), gobio (Espanol) |
Evorthodus minutus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928
Small goby, Red-fin goby
Body elongate, compressed; head short, compressed, snout profile steeply rounded; 2 pores between eyes; 1 pore behind eye and 1 on preopercle; short mouth overhung by snout, reaches to ~ middle of eye; teeth with flattened, forked tips, in single row on side of each jaw, adults with 4-6 teeth in second row at front of top jaw; dorsal fin V-VI (elongate in male) + I, 11-12 rays; anal fin I, 11-12 rays; pelvics fused in disc that is not fused to belly; pectoral round, reaches beyond tip of pelvic; tail fin short, round; scales large (28-32 rows on body), rough at rear of body, smooth at front, present on sides of head, 28-30 in lateral series.
Grey-brown, head darker, rear body red-brown; sides with irregular dark blotches forming bars; tail base with 2 dark spots; spiny dorsal with round dark spot at base and longest spines with black tips; soft dorsal red, with black stripes; anal fin red; tail clear of faintly barred.
Size: to 3.6 cm.
Habitat: intertidal on mud bottoms, enter freshwater.
Depth: 0-5 m.
The mouth of the Gulf of California to Ecuador.