IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: goby (English), gobio (Espanol)
Aruma histrio (Jordan, 1884)

Slow goby

Cuerpo alargado, algo comprimido; cabeza grande, aplanada, con mejillas hinchadas; boca grande, oblicua; punta de la lengua con una hendidura; poro entre el medio de los ojos pero ninguno al frente de estos; preopérculo con 2 poros y 1 barbilla pequeña en su margen, sin otra barbillas en la cabeza; aleta dorsal VII + I, 11-12; radios anales I, 9-12; radios pectorales 17-20 (raramente 16); pélvicas fusionadas para formar un disco; aleta caudal larga, redondeada; sin escamas; sin línea lateral.

Brown with 6-7 white bars, these sometimes incomplete or posterior 1-4 bars weak or missing; a narrow white bar at pectoral fin base followed by a dark brown bar; fins dusky brown to whitish.

Size: attains 6.5 cm.

Habitat: a secretive species that inhabits rocky crevices in tide pools and under cobble in shallow water.

Depth: to at least 15 m.

Endemic to Gulf of California.


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