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Gobioides broussonnetii  Lacepède, 1800

Violet goby
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gobioides: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Lacepède.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale; amfidromo (Ref. 46888).   Tropical; 14°C - 32°C (Ref. 97140), preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: Charleston, South Carolina southward to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico coasts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and eastern-central Texas; along the Caribbean coast of Colombia, eastward to Venezuela, Surinam, Guyana, French Guiana, and Brazil as far south as Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.3 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 13628); common length : 25.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 6077); Peso massimo pubblicato: 311.00 g (Ref. 13628)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 15-16; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 15 - 16. Scales in longitudinal series about 160 (Ref. 27974). With a continuous dorsal fin, and dorsal and anal fins joined with caudal fin (Ref. 26938).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults prefer muddy bays and estuaries; encountered in fresh water (Ref. 13628), with a salinity range of 0.0 to 25.5 ppt (Ref. 97140). Also found offshore on muddy bottoms, off mouths of large rivers. Largest goby in the Caribbean, and the only one with this distinctive eel-like shape (Ref. 26938).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Murdy, E.O., 1998. A review of the gobioid fish genus Gobioides. Ichthyol. Res. 45(2):121-133. (Ref. 27974)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; esca: occasionally
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