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Rhinogobiops nicholsi (Bean, 1882)
Blackeye Goby
Family: Gobiidae

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Source: Distribution of Rhinogobiops nicholsi as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Caudal rounded.

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Biology

Species Biology

Found usually in sandy areas near rocks. Occurs from intertidal areas to 106 m depth. Retreats to rocks or holes when approached. Young are found usually offshore among plankton. Oviparous (Ref. 56079). A protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 34256). Forms permanent harem groups composed of a single male and several smaller females (Ref. 55367). Eggs are guarded by the male (Ref. 56079). demersal; marine; depth range ? - 106 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical.

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Distribution

Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Wales Island, northern British Columbia, Canada to Punta Rompiente, central Baja California, Mexico.

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Coryphopterus nicholsi (Bean, 1882)

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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 19/11/2019 2:38:19 AM]
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