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Palatogobius grandoculus Greenfield, 2002
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Palatogobius grandoculus Greenfield , 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Palatogobius: Latin, palatum = pertaining to palate and/or teeth + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335 ) ;   grandoculus: Named for its very large eyes.   More on author: Greenfield .

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 253 - 276 m (Ref. 43477 ).   Deep-water

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Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43477 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines : 1; Anal soft rays : 18 - 19; Vertebrae : 27. Eyes very large, situated dorsally. Mouth rather large, very oblique, protractile. Differs from P. paradoxus by having a much larger eye, shorter snout, and narrower interorbital width. Body scales extend forward on sides past the first dorsal fin origin (vs. extending forward only to beneath the soft dorsal fin).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018. Occurs in coral rubble and sand (Ref. 92840 ).

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Greenfield, D.W. , 2002. Palatogobius grandoculus : a new deep-water Western Caribbean gpby (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Copeia 2002(3):716-719. (Ref. 43477 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 09 October 2018

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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