Aruma histrio (Jordan, 1884)
Slow goby
Aruma histrio
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 14 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by having the following characteristics: head depressed; expanded cheeks; without scales; maximum length reaching 6.3 cm SL (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Adults are benthic (Ref. 92840). Found in rocky crevices, from tide pools to at least 14 m depth (Ref. 11482). Larvae usually found around sargassum (Ref. 37955).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.03.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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