Tigrigobius pallens (Ginsburg) 1939a
Photo by J. Van Tassell

Papillae Drawing


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

Scales - Scales on posterior of body only, 8-13 in lateral series; four basicaudal scales present

Fins - D1 - VII, filamentous ray present; D2 - 11(10-13); pectoral - 16(15-16), elongate, extending to past origin of D2; caudal segmented - 17, caudal rounded; anal - 9(8-9); pelvic I,5, disk complete, elongate, reaches almost to anus.

Head - Anterior nostril a short tube; posterior nostral a raised rim; maxilla extending to or slightly past posterior margin of eye; interorbital less than 1/2 pupil diameter

Papillae - A transverse pattern with three vertical rows anterior of row b; row 5i/6i at anterior of row b and not extending below the levelof row d; row d divided; no rows extend below the level of row d.

Color - largely unmarked, head evenly sprinkled with melanophores, some scales possess narrow dark outlines, 3 dark spots under the eye, numerous deep seated dark bands (B&R 60)

Distribution - Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Grenadines, Lesser Antilles, Cayman Islands, Albuuquerque Cays, Belize, Curacao.

Habitat - Found in shallow waters; captured in depths of 15 ft or less

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Photo by Julie Mounts NMNH - Belize - Carrie Bow Cay