Lythrypnus gilberti (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903)
Galapagos blue-banded goby
Lythrypnus gilberti
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 40 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.
Biology:  Tiny, bold and aggressive fish (Ref. 28023) which lives in small recesses of rocky reefs, slopes and walls (Ref. 5227). Feeds on various small crustaceans (Ref. 28023).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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