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Bathygobius curacao (Metzelaar, 1919)
NOTCHTONGUE GOBY
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Bathygobius curacao (Metzelaar , 1919)

Notchtongue goby Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Bathygobius: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical; 32°N -

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Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and the Bahamas to northern South America.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines : 1; Anal soft rays : 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 16-17 pectoral fin rays (rarely 15 or 18); 31-36 lateral scale rows; upper jaw length 11.1-15.0 % SL; predorsal squamation extending anteriorly to vertical through posterior margin of preopercle, sometimes slightly beyond this point; body variously covered in dark blotches, sometimes loosely forming 6-7 diffuse dark blotches of varying size down body, trunk typically with no apparent diagnostic pattern of pigment (Ref. 85559 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits tide pools and shore waters, including mangrove areas (around muddy substrate near mangrove roots) and sheltered seagrass beds (rock and turtle grass) (Ref. 7251 , 85559 ).

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Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray , 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 01 March 2010

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 26.4 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 587 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .

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