Acanthogobius flavimanus

 

IDENTIFICATION

Head Pores -

Scales - 55-65 in lateral series; scales large

 

Fins -

Head -

Papillae -

Color - brownish with conspicuous dots on the dorsal fins. Often has 5 or more indefinite patches on side; pattern may change quickly. Upper caudal fin barred.

Distribution - native to Japan, China, Korea; now in San Francisco Bay and other central and southern CA bays [pcf field guide]

Habitat - bays and estuaries, sometimes ascends rivers [pcf field guide]

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