Eleotrica cableae Ginsburg, 1933
Cable's goby
Eleotrica cableae
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: body lacks scales except for several enlarged basicaudal scales at base of the caudal fin; pelvic fins almost completely separate; maximum length of 7.0 cm SL (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms adjacent to rocky reefs. Common in tide pools and near-shore areas (Ref. 28023).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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