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Gobiosoma chiquita (Jenkins and Evermann, 1889)
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Gobiosoma chiquita
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Gobiosoma chiquita

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Overview
Main identification features
  • grey; flank: row 8-10 dark spots
  • white dots: head, body and c
  • 1st dorsal fin : male long spine
  • no head barbels
Dorsal rays VII + I, 10 (rarely 9 or 11) first 2 dorsal spines of males typically prolonged; anal rays I, 9 (rarely 8 or 10); pectoral rays 18-21 (usually 19-20); pelvic disc present; scales of middle of side extending forward from caudal fin base to pectoral fin axil, dorsally the scales extending forward to level between base of 4th-6th dorsal spines; preopercular pores 3; mandibular papilla rows parallel.

Brown to grey with small white spots on cheek, operculum, and body and tail fin; a series of diffuse white bars (sometimes fragmented) on side of body; diagnostic markings include 8-10 small blackish spots along middle of side and blackish patch just behind cheek; dorsal fins and especially caudal fin with small white spots.

Size: grows to 7.5 cm.

Habitat: common on sand bottoms of tide pools and rocky reefs

Depth: to 10 m.

Gulf of California, except in the north.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California); Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap).
Depth Range Max: 10 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: mobile benthic worms; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=32; Southern limit=24; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=8; Longitudinal range=5.
Egg Type: Benthic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Reef Associated.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom); Sand & gravel; Rocks; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Reef (rock &/or coral); Reef and soft bottom.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 7.5 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Cortez province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Birdsong , R. S. , Murdy , E. O. and Pezold, F. L., 1988., A study of the vertebral column and median fin osteology in gobioid fishes with comments on gobioid relationships., Bull. Mar. Sci., 42:174-214.
  • Böhlke , J.E and Robins, C.R., 1968., Western Atlantic seven-spined gobies, with descriptions of ten new species and a new genus, and comments on Pacific relatives., Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 120(3):45-174.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • Hoese, D.F., 1971., A revision of the eastern Pacific species of the gobiid fish genus Gobiosoma, with a discussion of the relationships of the genus. Ph.D. diss. Univ. California, San Diego., University of California:213pp.
  • Jenkins , O.P. and Evermann, B.W., 1889., Description of eighteen new species of fishes from the Gulf of California., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 11:137-158.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.
  • Villareal-Cavazos, A., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Bermúdez-Almada, B. and Arizpe-Covarrubias, O., 2000., Los peces del arrecife de Cabo Pulmo, Golfo de California, México: Lista sistemática y aspectos de abundancia y biogeografía., Rev. Biol. Trop., 48:413-424.

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