Gobiosoma bosc (Lacep├Ęde, 1800)
Naked goby
photo by Thomas, C.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Massachusetts to Florida, (not Florida Keys), Everglade City, Florida along Gulf of Mexico coast to Veracruz, Mexico.
Biology:  Inhabit estuaries and weedy, protected coastal waters (Ref. 7251) and rivers, with salinity ranging from 0.0 to 33.0 ppt (Ref. 97140). Young are found in the same places as adults (Ref. 40810). Adults feed mainly on annelids and small crustaceans; also attracted to injured or dead oysters (Ref. 79012).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.08.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.08.94

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