Gobioidei -- Genera and species of the Americas
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This page contains a list of all species found in the Americas.
Links to genera provides information, distributions, and pictures for the genus.
Links to species provides detailed discription, distribution, photo, and other information
- link to a photo  

Aboma
  etheostoma Pacific Spot-lined goby
Acanthogobius

  

 flavimanus Non-Native, Pacific Yellowfin goby  
Akko
  dionaea Atlantic =  
  brevis Pacific Tiny-eyed goby  


rossi Pacific
=  
Aruma

histrio Pacific Slow goby  
Awaous
banana Atlantic-Pacific River goby  
 flavus Atlantic    
tajasica Atlantic    
Barbulifer
antennatus Atlantic Barbulifer  
ceuthoecus Atlantic Atlantic bearded goby  
mexicanus Pacific Mexican bearded-goby  
  pantherinus Pacific
Panther bearded-goby
 
Bathygobius
  andrei Pacific Estuarine frillfin  
  curacao Atlantic Notchtongue goby  
  lineatus Pacific Southern frillfin  
  mystacium Atlantic Island frillfin  
  ramosus Pacific Panamic frillfin  
soporator Atlantic
Frillfin goby
 
Bollmannia
  boqueronensis Atlantic White-eye goby  
  chlamydes Pacific Orangespotted goby  
  communis Atlantic Ragged goby  
  eigenmanni Atlantic    
  gomezi Pacific    
  jeannae Atlantic    
  litura Atlantic    
  longipinnis MS Pacific    
  macropoma Pacific Large-eye goby  
  marginalis Pacific Margin-spot goby  
  ocellata Pacific Ocellated goby  
  pawneea Pacific Tail-spot goby  
  stigmatura Pacific Dark-lipped goby  
  umbrosa Pacific    

sp nov1

Pacific

Slender goby
 
Cerdale
  floridana Atlantic ------------  
Chriolepis
  atrimelum Pacific    
  benthonis Atlantic ------------  
  cuneata Pacific Wedge goby  
  dialepta Pacific White-starred goby  
  fisheri Atlantic Translucent goby  
  lepidota Pacific Pretty goby  
  minutillus Pacific Rubble goby  
  tagus Pacific Mystery goby  
  vespa Atlantic Wasp goby  
  zebra Pacific Gecko goby  
  sp nov h Pacific Orange-headed goby  

sp nov s Pacific
Wavy-barred goby
 
Clevelandia
ios Pacific Arrow goby  
Coryphopterus
  alloides Atlantic Barfin goby  
  dicrus Atlantic Colon goby  
  eidolon Atlantic Pallid goby  
  glaucofraenum Atlantic Bridled goby  
  hyalinus Atlantic Glass goby  
  lipernes Atlantic Peppermint goby  
  personatus Atlantic Masked goby  
  puntipectophorus Atlantic Spotted goby  
  thrix Atlantic Threadfin goby  
  urospilus Pacific Redlight goby  

venezuelae Atlantic

 
Ctenogobius
  boleosoma Atlantic Darter goby  
  claytonii Atlantic Mexican goby  
  fasciatus Atlantic Burnside goby  
  manglicola Pacific Mangrove goby  
  phenacus Atlantic Impostor goby  
  pseudofasciatus Atlantic Slashcheek goby  
  saepepallens Atlantic Dash goby  
  sagittula Pacific Longtail goby  
  shufeldti   Atlantic Freshwater goby  
  smaragdus  Atlantic Emerald goby  
  stigmaticus Atlantic Marked goby  
  stigmaturus   Atlantic Spottail goby  
  sp A Atlantic Droll goby  
  thoropsis Atlantic Sperm goby  
Dormitator
cubanus Atlantic

 
  latifrons Pacific    
  lophocephalus Surinam Pacific Fat Sleeper  
  maculatus Atlantic Fat Sleeper  
Elacatinus
  atronasum Atlantic ---------------  
  chancei   Atlantic Shortstripe goby  
  evelynae Atlantic Sharknose goby  
  figaro Atlantic -----------  
  genie Atlantic Cleaning goby  
  horsti Atlantic Yellowline goby  
  illecebrosus Atlantic ------------  
  lori Atlantic Linesnout goby  
  louisae Atlantic Spotlight goby  
  oceanops Atlantic Neon goby  
  pridisi Atlantic -----  
  prochilos Atlantic Broadstripe goby  
  randalli Atlantic Yellownose goby  
  tenox Atlantic Slaty goby  
  xanthiprora Atlantic Yellowprow goby  
  sp nov 2 Atlantic -------------  
(Tigrigobius)
  digueti Pacific Banded cleaner goby  
  dilepis Atlantic Orangesided goby  
  gemmatum Atlantic Frecklefin goby  
  inornatus Pacific Inornate goby  
  janssi Pacific Spot-back goby  
  limbaughi Pacific Wide-banded cleaner-goby  
  macrodon Atlantic Tiger goby  
  multifasciatus Atlantic Greenbanded goby  
  nesiotes Pacific Broken-back cleaner-goby  
  pallens Atlantic Semiscaled goby  
  puncticulatum Pacific Red-head goby  
  saucrus Atlantic Leopard goby  
  zebrella Atlantic Blackringed goby  
Eleotrica
  cableae Pacific Marbled goby  
Eleotris 
  amblyopsis Atlantic Spotted sleeper  
  perniger Atlantic Spinycheek Sleeper  
  picta Pacific    


pisonis

Atlantic


 
  tecta Pacific    
  tubularis Pacific - Cocos Is.    
Enypnias
  aceras Pacific -------  
  seminudus Pacific Tidal goby  
Erotelis
  armiger Pacific Armiger's goby  
  smaragdus Atlantic Emerald Sleeper  
Eucyclogobius 
  newberryi Pacific Tidewater goby  
Evermannia

 

erici Pacific
Eric's goby
 

longipinnis Pacific
Big-headed goby
 

panamensis Pacific
Panama goby  
  zosterura Pacific Banded goby  

Evermannichthys

  bicolor  Atlantic -----------  
  convictor Atlantic Tenant goby  
  metzelaari Atlantic Roughtail goby  
  silus Atlantic Pugnose goby  
  spongicola Atlantic Sponge goby  
Evorthodus
  lyricus Atlantic Lyre goby  
  minutus Pacific Red-fin goby  
Gillichthys
  mirabilis Pacific Longjaw mudsucker  
  seta Pacific Short-jaw mud-sucker
 
Ginsburgellus

 

novemlineatus Atlantic Nineline goby  
Gnatholepis
  thompsoni Atlantic Goldspot goby  
Gobioides
  broussoneti Atlantic Violet goby  
  grahamae Atlantic    
  peruanus Atlantic    
  sagitta Pacific Peruvian eel-goby  
Gobiomorus
  dormitor Atlantic Bigmouth Sleeper  
  lateralis Pacific Bigscale sleeper  
  maculatus Pacific    
  polylepis Pacific    
Gobionellus
  daguae

Pacific

Choco goby
 
  liolepis Pacific Playa goby  
  microdon Pacific Estuary goby; Bigmouth puito  
  oceanicus Atlantic Highfin goby  
  stomatus Atlantic -----  
Gobiosoma
  bosc Atlantic Naked goby  
  chiquita Pacific Sonora goby  
  ginsburgi Atlantic Seaboard goby  
  grosvenori Atlantic Rockcut goby  
  hemigymnum Atlantic    
  hildebrandi Atlantic-Pacific
Hildebrand's goby
 
homochroma
Pacific Plain goby
 
  longipala Atlantic Twoscale goby  
  nudum Pacific-Atlantic Knob-chin goby  
  paradoxum Pacific Paradox goby  
  parri Atlantic    
  robustum Atlantic Code goby  
  schultzi Atlantic Schultz's goby  
  spes Atlantic Vermiculated goby  
  spilotum Atlantic Isthmian goby  
  yucatanum Atlantic Yucatan goby  
  sp. nov. 1 Pacific Short gill-spined goby  
  sp. nov. 2 Pacific Tail-scaled goby  
  sp. nov. 3 Pacific Few-rayed goby  
Gobulus
  birdsongi Pacific Fin-joined goby  
  cresentalis Pacific Crescent goby  
  hancocki Pacific Sand-top goby  
  myersi Atlantic Paleback goby  
Guavina
  guavina Atlantic Guavina  
  microps Pacific    
Gymneleotris
  seminudus Pacific Split-banded goby  
Hemieleotris

latifasciata Pacific    
Ilypnus
  gilberti Pacific Cheekspot goby  
  luculentus Pacific    
Lethops
  connectens Pacific Halfblind goby  
Lepidogobius
  lepidus Pacific Bay goby  
Leptophilypnus
  fluviatilis Atlantic    
  guatemalensis Atlantic    
  mindii Atlantic    
Lophogobius

cristulatus Pacific Pacific crested-goby  
  cyprinoides Atlantic-Pacific
Crested goby  
Lythrypnus
  alphigena Pacific
Cheek-spotted goby
 
  brasiliensis Atlantic ----------  
  cobalus Pacific Knave goby  
  crocodilus Atlantic Mahogany goby  
  dalli Pacific Bluebanded goby  
  elasson Atlantic Dwarf goby  
  gilberti Pacific Galapagos blue-banded goby  
  heterochroma Atlantic Diphasic goby  
  insularis Pacific Island goby  
  lavenbergi Pacific ------------  
  minimus Atlantic Pygmy goby  
  mowbrayi Atlantic -------------  
  nesiotes Atlantic Island goby  
  okapia Atlantic Okapi goby  
  phorellus Atlantic Convict goby  
  pulchellus Pacific Gorgeous goby  
  rhizophora Pacific Spot-cheek goby  
  solanensis Pacific Sola's Goby  
  spilus Atlantic Bluegold goby; Spotwing goby  
  zebra Pacific Zebra goby  
Microdesmus
  affinis Pacific    
  bahianus Atlantic    
  carri Atlantic    
  dipus Pacific    
  dorsipunctatus Pacific    
  hildebrandi Pacific    
  intermedius Pacific    
  knappi Pacific    
  lanceolatus Atlantic    
  longipinnis Atlantic    
  luscus Atlantic    
  multiradiatus Pacific    
  retropinnis Pacific    
  suttkusi Pacific    
Microgobius
  brevispinis Pacific Short-spine goby  
  carri Atlantic Seminole goby  
  crocatus Pacific Yellow-spotted goby  
  curtus Pacific Low-crested goby  
  cyclolepis Pacific Round-scale goby  
  emblematicus Pacific Emblem goby  
  erectus Pacific Erect goby  
  gulosus Atlantic Clown goby  
  meeki Atlantic ---------------  
  microlepis Atlantic Banner goby  
  miraflorensis Pacific Miraflores goby  
  signatus Atlantic -------------  
  tabogensis Pacific Taboga goby  
  thalassinus Atlantic Green goby  
Microphilypnus
  amazonicus Atlantic    
  macrostoma Atlantic    
  ternetzi Atlantic    
Nes
  longus Atlantic Orangespotted goby  
Neogobius
  melanostomus Non-native, Great Lakes    
Ophiogobius
  jenynsi Pacific    
Oxyuruchthys
  stigmalophius Atlantic Spotfin goby  
Palatogobius

paradoxus Atlantic Mauve goby  
  grandoculus Atlantic ----------------  
Pariah
  scotius Atlantic Peppered goby  
Parrella
  fusca Pacific Dark goby  
  ginsburgi Pacific Ginsburg's goby  
  lucretiae Pacific Lucretia's goby  
  macropteryx Atlantic ------------  
  maxillaris Pacific Double-striped goby  
Priolepis
  dawsoni Atlantic --------------  
  hipoliti Atlantic Rusty goby  
  robinsi Atlantic    
Proterorhinus
  marmoratus

Non-Native, Great Lakes


 
Psilotris
  alepis Atlantic Scaleless goby  
  amblyrhynchus Atlantic    
  batrachodes Atlantic Toadfish goby  
  boehlkei Atlantic    
  celsus Atlantic Highspine goby  
  kaufmani Atlantic    
Ptereleotris
  calliurus Atlantic -------------  
  helenae Atlantic Hovering goby  
  randalli Atlantic -------------  
Pycnomma
  roosevelti Atlantic -------------  
  semisquamatum Pacific Secret goby  
Quietula
  guaymasiae Pacific Guaymas goby  
  y-cauda Pacific American shadow goby  
Rhinogobiops
  nicholsii Pacific Blackeye goby  
Rhinogobius
  brunneus Pacific - invasive WA state Amur goby  
Risor
  ruber Atlantic Tusked goby;  
Robinsichtys
  arrowsmithensis Atlantic

 
Sicydium
  adelum Atlantic

 
  altum =    
  antillarum Atlantic  
  buscki =    
  caguitae =    
  cocoensis =    
  fayae =    
  gymnogaster =    
  hildebrandi --------    
  montanum -------    
  plumieri -------    
  punctatum -------    
  salvini Atlantic    
  vincente      
Tridentiger
  trigoncephalus Pacific - Non-native Chameleon goby  
Typlogobius
  californiensis Pacific Blind goby  
Varicus
  bucca Atlantic    
  fischeri Atlantic    
  imswe Atlantic Whiteband goby  
  marilynae Atlantic    
Vomerogobius
  flavus Atlantic Lemon goby