Lythrypnus zebra (Gilbert, 1890)
Zebra goby
Lythrypnus zebra
photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.7 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 1 years
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 97 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Carmel Bay in central California, USA to ClariĆ³n Island, Mexico.
Biology:  Found in rocky areas, often in caves and crevices. Occurs from intertidal to 97 m depth. Often collected for home aquarium. Oviparous (Ref. 56079). Males guard the eggs which are found attached to roof of shelter (Ref. 56079).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.09.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.94

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