Palatogobius grandoculus Greenfield, 2002
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 253 - 276 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 18-19; Vertebrae: 27-27. Eyes very large, situated dorsally. Mouth rather large, very oblique, protractile. Differs from P. paradoxus by having a much larger eye, shorter snout, and narrower interorbital width. Body scales extend forward on sides past the first dorsal fin origin (vs. extending forward only to beneath the soft dorsal fin).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018. Occurs in coral rubble and sand (Ref. 92840).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality, off Cozumel.

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.09.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 31.07.13

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