Microgobius brevispinis Ginsburg, 1939
Balboa goby
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 36 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to Panama.
 Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: general body color is light grey-brown, typically have areas of very bright iridescent blue and/or yellow; body is laterally compressed; large, nearly vertical mouth; completely scaled body; first dorsal with VII spines; ventral fins are united (Ref. 92840).
 Biology:  Occurs in beaches and tidepools with muddy shell bottoms (Ref. 91780).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.03.98
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 05.12.13

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