Tigrigobius saucrus (Robins, 1960)
Leopard goby
photo by Van Tassell, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Florida Keys, Bahamas, Jamaica, Virgin Islands and Belize.
Diagnosis:  Small dark spots on head and body; side of belly has 2 squarish red spots bordered in white figure 8-shaped mark.
Biology:  Found in living coral colonies; one of several small fishes that lives among the tentacles of living corals (Ref. 26938).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 02.05.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.06.15

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