Tigrigobius digueti (Pellegrin) 1901
photo by J. Van Tassell


 

IDENTIFICATION

Head Pores - Cephalic head canal with pores B',C,D,F,H' and preopercle with pores M',N'

Scales - No scale present.

Fins - D1 - VII; D2 - 11; pectoral 19; caudal segmented - 17; anal 9-10; pelvic I,5 all rays branched

Head - Rostral frenum absent; no barbels on head;

Papillae - A transverse pattern with three vertical rows in front of row b; row 5i/6i at the anterior of row b and not extending below the level of row d;

Color - Bright orange-red head crossed by three or four wide light bands. The yellowish translucent compressed body is marked by narrow, conspicuous, wavy dark bands which give it a "honey bee" appearance. Alternating interspaces between bands show dusky patches of deep subdermal pigment. (Thomson et al 1979);

Distribution - Ranges from the lower portion of the upper Gulf of CA (Isla Angel de la Guarda) to Colombia. Southern populations may represent undescribed species (Thomson et al 1979); Gulf of California to Colombia (A&R 1994)

Habitat - Found along rocky shores with deep slopes(Thomson et al 1979); inhabits coral and rocky reefs(A&R 1994)

Notes - A cleaner goby that has been observed feeding on gnathiid isopods (Thomson et al 1979)