Lophogobius cyprinoides (Pallas, 1770)
Crested goby
Lophogobius cyprinoides
photo by Johnson, L.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and the Bahamas to Central and northern South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Adults inhabit tidal creeks, mangroves and other quiet, fresh to fully saline coastal waters (Ref. 7251) with salinity ranging from 0.0 to 39.3 ppt (Ref. 97140). Opportunistic feeder, ingests diverse crustaceans, molluscs and barnacles, greatest part of their food comprises algae (Ref. 92840)
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.08.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.08.94

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