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Free Content A Review of the Gobiid Fish Genus Microgobius Poey

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The genus Microgobius Poey 1876 comprises 14 species of gobies distributed from the Chesapeake Bay to southern Brazil in the western Atlantic and from Baja California to Peru in the eastern Pacific.

The species are redescribed and differentiated using meristic, morphometric and color pattern characteristics and keys to their identification are presented. Characters describing the genus are given.

Photographs of all species are presented and sexual dimorphism is described. The distribution and available ecological information for each species is included.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1981

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