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Rhinogobiops nicholsii Blackeye goby


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lexID:
4850 
AphiaID:
282580 
Scientific:
Rhinogobiops nicholsii 
German:
Schwarzaugengrundel 
English:
Blackeye Goby 
Category:
Gobies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Rhinogobiops (Genus) > nicholsii (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bean, ), 1882 
Occurrence:
Canada , Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico (East Pacific), USA 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Clams, Copepods, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Invertebrates, Living Food, Mysis, Snails, Worms, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-29 20:02:59 

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Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Bean, 1882)

Rhinogobiops nicholsii, commonly known as the blackeye goby, is a species of true goby in the family Gobiidae. The blackeye goby is a very common inhabitant of coral reefs and rocky habitats along the eastern Pacific coasts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Forms permanent harem groups composed of a single male and several smaller females. Coloration can vary as blackeye gobies are capable of rapidly changing color during social interactions and for camouflage. The basic body color is creamy white to pale tan but can become a mottled dark purple-brown.

Blackeye gobies are protogynous hermaphrodites – all of them are born females but can shift once to become males once they reach a length of 5.1 to 7.6 cm.

Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Rhinogobiops
Species: R. nicholsii

Synonymised taxa:
Coryphopterus nicholsi (Bean, 1882) (misspelling)
Coryphopterus nicholsii (Bean, 1882)
Gobius nicholsii Bean, 1882

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