Bollmannia litura Ginsburg, 1935
Citrine goby
Bollmannia litura
photo by Van Tassell, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 13 - 71 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama, Colombia, Guatemala, St. Lucia and probably off Puerto Rico.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: laterally compressed head and body; large mouth and very oblique; completely scaled body with ctenoid scales; first dorsal with VII spines; pelvic fins fused forming a disc; caudal fin lanceolate (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Inhabits muddy bottoms (mixed mud, shell and leaf litter) (Ref. 93147).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.08.03
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.11.14

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