Ctenogobius shufeldti (Jordan & Eigenmann, 1887)
American freshwater goby
Ctenogobius shufeldti
photo by Grammer, G.L.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  North America: North Carolina to southern Florida and Texas in the USA. South America: Venezuela and Brazil (Ref. 26938).
Diagnosis:  5 dark squarish blotches along mid-side. No bar below eye; no shoulder spot (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Adults inhabit low-salinity waters of bays and estuaries (Ref. 7251) and often enter fresh water (Ref. 26938). Salinity ranges from 0.0 to 21.3 ppt (Ref. 97140).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 February 2019 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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