A male in display
A male displaying in Casa Cenote [Quintana Roo]. Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (20-Aug-2013). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Lophogobius cyprinoides (Pallas, 1770)

Crested goby; Gobio gallo.

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Original description as Gobius cyprinoides:


  • Pallas, Petrus Simon. 1770. "Spicilegia Zoologica quibus novae imprimis et obscurae animalium species iconibus, descriptionibus atque commentariis illustrantur". Berolini, Gottl. August. Lange. 1:1-56 (ffm00448)

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Conservation: Lophogobius cyprinoides is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010). This widely distributed, cryptic species can be common where it occurs in mangrove habitat. There are no known major threats (van Tassell et al., 2015).