Gillichthys mirabilis Cooper, 1864
Longjaw mudsucker
photo by Love, M.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 2 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 4 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: California, northern to central Gulf of California.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits tidal flats, bays and coastal sloughs. Prefers mud bottom in shallow water. Non-emerging air-breather (Ref. 31184). Oviparous (Ref. 56079). Males guard the eggs which are found attached to the walls of brood chamber (Ref. 56079).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 07.05.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.94

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