Gobioides peruanus (Steindachner, 1880)
Peruvian eelgoby
Gobioides peruanus
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobionellinae
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; dH range: 8
Distribution:  Central and South America: Pacific coast from southern Mexico to northern Peru.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-15; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 15-15; Vertebrae: 27-27
Biology:  Inhabits brackish tidal rivers and fresh water. Found in muddy burrows.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 February 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.03.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14

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