Bathygobius ramosus Ginsburg, 1947
Panamic frillfin
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed); 9.5 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  reef-associated
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Bahía Magdalena and the Gulf of California in Mexico to northern Peru.
 Diagnosis:  Body small; tip of tongue bifurcated; two dorsal fins, the first with 7 flexible spines; scales large and readily visible; tips of uppermost 3 to 5 pectoral rays free; body olive green to brown; flanks with dark spots and/or diffuse (Ref. 55763); pectoral free rays, typically the first and invariably the remaining four, branched at least twice; first dorsal fin distinctly pigmented to distal edge; postorbital dark blotches on oculoscapular groove large, elongate medially; pelvic disc more or less rounded, with large lateral lobes, sometimes attenuate, and disc length about two-thirds to four-fifths abdomen; pectoral rays 19-20 (18-21); scales in lateral series 34-36 (32-38) (Ref. 87607).
 Biology:  Inhabits high, sandy-bottom tide pools along rocky coasts (Ref. 5592). Maximum length for female (Ref. 87607).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.08.93
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.15

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