Elacatinus randalli (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)
Yellownose goby
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  4.55 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated
 Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles to Curaçao and Venezuela.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-12. Head and body with two black stripes, one middorsal and one lateral, the two separated by a narrow bright yellow stripe which commences on upper part of eye; all three stripes continuing into caudal fin (Ref. 13442).
 Biology:  Occurs in groups near coral heads (Ref. 9710). Picks external parasites found on other fishes (Ref. 13628). Monogamous (Ref. 52884).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.06.96
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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