Gobiosoma seminudum (Günther, 1861)
Silt goby
Gobiosoma seminudum
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 14 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific. Central America as far south as southern Panama; including the Gulf of California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-11; Vertebrae: 27-27. Distinguished by having the following characteristics: distinct barbel adjacent to anterior nare; tip of snout with a pair of barbels; mental frenum produced into two prominent barbels; first dorsal fin with no greatly elongate or filamentous spines; D2 I,13-14; side of the body heavily scaled from caudal peduncle extending to or just falling short of axil of pectoral fin; cycloid scales on body; sensory head pores B', C(s), D(s), E, F, H', K', L' usually present (pore C sometimes absent); preopercular pores 3 (Ref. 95098).
Biology:  Inhabits shallow environments to depths of 14 m. Found in habitats with mud or sand mixed with shell and/or rock (Ref. 92840); in rocky or mangrove tide pools (Ref. 95098).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); 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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