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Gobiosoma bosc  (Lacepède, 1800)

Naked goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiosoma: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek,soma = body (Ref. 45335);  bosc: Latin gobius or gobio=goby and Greek soma=body; bosc, named after Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc (1759-1828) (French naturalist who visited America from 1796-1798) (Ref. 79012).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical; 11°C - 33°C (Ref. 97140), preferred ?; 41°N - 24°N

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Western Atlantic: Massachusetts to Florida, (not Florida Keys), Everglade City, Florida along Gulf of Mexico coast to Veracruz, Mexico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 4.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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