Gobiosoma aceras (Ginsburg, 1939)
White-margined goby
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 14 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific. known only from the coast of Central America (from El Salvador to Panama, including in the Canal Zone).
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by having the following characteristics: small; mottled brown and white barred color pattern; small barbels near the nostrils; pair of barbels under the chin; head and body without scales except for two enlarged basicaudal scales at the base of caudal fin (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Inhabits coastal shallow environments to depths of 14 m. Found in habitats with mud or sand mixed with shell and/or rock, also in tidepools (Ref. 92840). Collected with rotenone around gorgonian covered boulders and barnacle rubble, and from scree fields which slope down to silty mud (Ref. 95098).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.11.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.11.15

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