Elacatinus chancei (Beebe & Hollister, 1933)
Shortstripe goby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and the Antilles to northern Venezuela. Does not occur in central America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 10-10
Biology:  Occurs inside tube sponges.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.06.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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