Can I Get An ID On THis Local Goby?

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Can I Get An ID On THis Local Goby?

Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:24 pm

Hey guys I caught this little guy beside a pier in Perdido Key and was wondering if Anyone can ID him.

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Post by andy4499 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:44 pm

That looks like a Molly Miller Blenny to me
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Post by bluwtr » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:42 pm

I would agree, but without a side profile it's really difficult to be sure.
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Post by Kresnahw22 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:10 pm

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Post by AuroraDrvr » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:27 am

The split dorsal fin confirms it's a goby, and not a blenny, which has a solid single dorsal. I would say it's likely out of the Bathygobius genus-- could be any of them, as they are all very similar.

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Post by mlindsey1 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:19 pm

It looks to me like an oyster goby, i'm not sure of the scientific name. i have a pair in my tank that i caught on dauphin island about a year ago. fun to watch, they dig! will eat anything i put in there too as far as store bought foods. less picky than the fish i actually paid for.

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Post by CaptJab » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:08 pm

That is a Code Goby, they get the name from the pattern of their colors. Dot dot dash like morse code.
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Post by bluwtr » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:25 pm

After looking at the pics more and checking my keys, it's either the code, Gobiosoma robustum as CaptJab suggested or the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc. I would need a good side view and a view of the fins to be sure. Both are common, with the naked being the most common goby found locally especially on oyster reefs. Sorry about the mistake of it being a Molly Miller.

Where exactly did you catch it in Perdido?
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Post by Kresnahw22 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:24 am

I caught him near the Caribe Hotel.

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Post by bluwtr » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:58 pm

Sorry, I meant habit wise. Oyster bed, sand, grass etc. Should have made that clear.
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Post by Kresnahw22 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:48 pm

bluwtr wrote:Sorry, I meant habit wise. Oyster bed, sand, grass etc. Should have made that clear.
sorry about that but rocky outcrop near a pier

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Post by bluwtr » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:50 pm

LOL! No prob. Given the habitat, I would lean more to the naked goby. They like rocks and hidey holes more. Still, withouth the fish in hand it could still be the code goby though.
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