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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Elacatinus

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Elacatinus atronasus
[Exuma goby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Elacatinus cayman Victor, 2014

Photo by Photo by Turner, E.
 
Elacatinus cayman
[Cayman cleaner goby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Elacatinus centralis Victor, 2014

Photo by Photo by Turner, E.
 
Elacatinus centralis
[Cayman sponge goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Elacatinus chancei (Beebe & Hollister, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Elacatinus chancei
[Shortstripe goby]



Caribbean Sea
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Elacatinus colini Randall & Lobel, 2009

Photo by Photo by Lobel, P.
 
Elacatinus colini
[Belize sponge goby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Elacatinus evelynae (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Elacatinus evelynae
[Sharknose goby]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Elacatinus figaro Sazima, Moura & Rosa, 1997

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Elacatinus figaro
[Barber goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Elacatinus genie (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Sander, W.
 
Elacatinus genie
[Cleaner goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Elacatinus horsti (Metzelaar, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Elacatinus horsti
[Yellowline goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Elacatinus illecebrosus (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Van Tassell, J.
 
Elacatinus illecebrosus
[Barsnout goby]
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Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Elacatinus jarocho
[Jarocho goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Elacatinus lobeli Randall & Colin, 2009

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Elacatinus lobeli
[Caribbean neon goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Elacatinus lori Colin, 2002

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Elacatinus lori
[Linesnout goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL
Elacatinus louisae (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Krasovec, F.
 
Elacatinus louisae
[Spotlight goby]
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Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Elacatinus oceanops
[Neon goby]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Elacatinus phthirophagus Sazima, Carvalho-Filho & Sazima, 2008

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Elacatinus phthirophagus
[Noronha cleaner goby]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Elacatinus pridisi Guimarães, Gasparini & Rocha, 2004

Photo by Photo by Gasparini, J.L.
 
Elacatinus pridisi
[Trindade cleaner goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Elacatinus prochilos (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Elacatinus prochilos
[Broadstripe goby]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4.6 cm TL
Elacatinus randalli (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Elacatinus randalli
[Yellownose goby]
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Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Elacatinus serranilla
[Serranilla goby]
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Elacatinus tenox
[Slaty goby]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Elacatinus xanthiprora (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Elacatinus xanthiprora
[Yellowprow goby]



22 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Elacatinus atronasus Exuma goby Western Central Atlantic 1968
Elacatinus cayman Cayman cleaner goby Western Atlantic 2.3 SL 2014
Elacatinus centralis Cayman sponge goby Western Atlantic 3.8 SL 2014
Elacatinus chancei Shortstripe goby Western Central Atlantic 5 TL 1933
Elacatinus colini Belize sponge goby Caribbean Sea 3.3 SL 2009
Elacatinus evelynae Sharknose goby Western Atlantic 4 TL 1968
Elacatinus figaro Barber goby Southwest Atlantic 3.4 SL 1997
Elacatinus genie Cleaner goby Western Central Atlantic 4.5 TL 1968
Elacatinus horsti Yellowline goby Western Central Atlantic 5 TL 1922
Elacatinus illecebrosus Barsnout goby Western Central Atlantic 4 TL 1968
Elacatinus jarocho Jarocho goby Western Atlantic 2.7 SL 2007
Elacatinus lobeli Caribbean neon goby Western Central Atlantic 3.1 SL 2009
Elacatinus lori Linesnout goby Western Central Atlantic 4.6 SL 2002
Elacatinus louisae Spotlight goby Western Central Atlantic 3.8 TL 1968
Elacatinus oceanops Neon goby Western Central Atlantic 5 TL 1904
Elacatinus phthirophagus Noronha cleaner goby Atlantic Ocean 3.2 SL 2008
Elacatinus pridisi Trindade cleaner goby Southwest Atlantic 2.8 SL 2004
Elacatinus prochilos Broadstripe goby Western Central Atlantic 4 TL 1968
Elacatinus randalli Yellownose goby Western Central Atlantic 4.6 TL 1968
Elacatinus serranilla Serranilla goby Caribbean Sea 3.5 SL 2009
Elacatinus tenox Slaty goby Western Central Atlantic 1968
Elacatinus xanthiprora Yellowprow goby Western Atlantic 4 TL 1968



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