Bathygobius soporator

Bathygobius soporator
Frillfin Goby – Bathygobius soporator
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
GobiidaeBathygobius soporator(Valenciennes)1837Frillfin Goby

Bathygobius soporator

Unique Characters: Upper pectoral-fin rays almost entirely free. Front of tongue notched. Drab color, but usually dark brown. Back often crossed with saddles. Pelvic fins completely united to form a round sucking disc. Dorsal fins separated. Body stout. No chevron markings on sides.

Similar Species: None

Reference: Ross, S.W., and F.C. Rohde. 2004. The gobioid fishes of North Carolina (Pisces: Gobioidei). Bulletin of Marine Science 74:287-323.