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Frillgoby, 'O'opu ohune

Bathygobius sp.


A dusky mottled fish around 8 inches long. Great camouflage!


Seen in a shallow Pacific tide pool.


This is one of the only three Bathygobius spp. found in Hawaii.

1 species ID suggestions

fishpicshi 6 years ago
Frillgoby, 'O'opu ohune
Bathygobius sp. Family Gobiidae, Gobies


fishpicshi 6 years ago

Yes all three species are found in Hawaii and the Pacific, none are endemic. Bathygobius cocosensis, B. coalitus, and the rare B. cotticeps.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 6 years ago

Are any Bathgobius native to Hawaii?

fishpicshi 6 years ago

Three species of Bathygobius occur in Hawaii tidepools. Positive ID only possible by counting scales and measuring head width.

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 19.74, Long: -155.04

Spotted on Jan 6, 2013
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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