Typhlogobius californiensis Steindachner, 1879
Blind goby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  8.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: San Simeon Point in central California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico.
Biology:  This blind goby is usually found under rocks in shallow water or surf; sandy areas among rocks in kelp beds, and holes in rocks. It occurs from intertidal areas to 15 m depth. Usually spends most of its life inside a burrow which it shares together with a pair of Thalianassa californiensis (Ref. 92840). Juveniles have rudimentary eyes to find a shrimp burrow. Adults probably never leave the burrow, resulting in the lowest oxygen consumption recorded in FishBase (ver. 05/2018). Monogamous (Ref. 52884). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Parents guard the eggs which are found attached to the walls of burrows (Ref. 56079). Also survives well in captivity.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 29.05.18
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.94

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