Microgobius cyclolepis Gilbert, 1890
Roundscale goby
Microgobius cyclolepis
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 35 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Mexico to Panama.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: general body color is light grey-brown, typically have areas of very bright iridescent blue and/or yellow; body is laterally compressed; large, nearly vertical mouth; completely scaled body; first dorsal with VII spines; ventral fins are united (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Occurs on sand, sand/mud or mud bottoms (Ref. 91780).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 April 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.03.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 05.12.13

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