Elacatinus prochilos (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)
Broadstripe goby
Elacatinus prochilos
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 25 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Lesser Antilles.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by having the following characteristics: presence of a dark blue horizontal band on an almost light body (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Coral-dwelling goby (Ref. 51183). Found in groups near coral heads (Ref. 9710). Monogamous (Ref. 52884). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35408).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.06.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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