Evermannichthys silus Böhlke & Robins, 1969
Pugnose goby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Florida and the Bahamas (Samana Cay) south to Curacao (Ref. 92840).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal fins connected; head blunt, no dark saddles on body (Ref. 026938). Further characterized by having thin and elongate form; reduced scale cover and head pores; depth of body about 2 mm (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Obligate sponge dwellers. Live deep within canals of the sponges, near the openings to the incurrent canals. Sponges provide species with protection from predators and an available food source in many invertebrates. Eggs found within sponge or small plankton brought through incurrent pores (Ref. 92840).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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