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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiesociformes
Family: Gobiesocidae Clingfishes and singleslits
Subfamily: Gobiesocinae
Genus: Gobiesox

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gobiesox adustus Panamic clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL 1882
Gobiesox aethus Clarion clingfish Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox barbatulus Lappetlip clingfish Western Atlantic 8 TL 1913
Gobiesox canidens Socorro clingfish Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox cephalus Clingfish Central and South America 15 SL 1800
Gobiesox crassicorpus Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox daedaleus Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox eugrammus Lined clingfish Eastern Pacific 5.7 TL 1955
Gobiesox fluviatilis Mountain clingfish Central America 5.9 SL 1960
Gobiesox fulvus Central America 9.1 SL 1907
Gobiesox juniperoserrai Peninsular clingfish North America 10.5 SL 1996
Gobiesox juradoensis South America 11.5 SL 1944
Gobiesox lucayanus Bahama skilletfish Western Atlantic 6 TL 1963
Gobiesox maeandricus Northern clingfish Eastern Pacific 16 TL 1858
Gobiesox marijeanae Lonely clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 5.4 SL 1960
Gobiesox marmoratus Southeast Pacific to Sout 8.9 TL 1842
Gobiesox mexicanus Mexican clingfish North America 6.9 SL 1960
Gobiesox milleri Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Gobiesox multitentaculus South America 6.3 SL 1951
Gobiesox nigripinnis Blackfinned clingfish Western Central Atlantic 6 SL 1859
Gobiesox papillifer Bearded clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 5.7 TL 1890
Gobiesox pinniger Eastern Central Pacific 10.2 SL 1890
Gobiesox potamius Central America 8 SL 1955
Gobiesox punctulatus Stippled clingfish Western Atlantic 6.3 TL 1876
Gobiesox rhessodon California clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 6.4 TL 1881
Gobiesox schultzi Smoothlip clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 1951
Gobiesox stenocephalus Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Gobiesox strumosus Skilletfish Western Atlantic 8 TL 1870
Gobiesox woodsi Woods' clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 4.8 TL 1944



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