Bathygobius lineatus (Jenyns, 1841)
Southern frillfin
Bathygobius lineatus
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: from Galapagos (B. lineatus lineatus), Clipperton Is. (as B. lineatus arundelli), and Lobos de Afuera, small islands about 40 mi off northern Peru (B. lineatus lupinus).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Pectoral rays 19-21; uppermost five rays more or less free from membrane, first to fourth branching only once; pelvic disc elliptical, reaching at least four-fifths to part of fin pale; second dorsal fin with dark and pale bands; anal fin dusky, with with dark line proximal to white distal edge; caudal fin with dark markings more or less defined (Ref. 87607).
Biology:  Collected from intertidal rock-pools, where this species is said to dominate the shallow tidepool habitat (Ref. 87607).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 21 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  From Isla Lobos de Afuera.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 23.03.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.15

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