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Blackeye Goby

Rhinogobiops nicholsii


As the name suggests, this species has distinctive black eyes as well as a black spot on the first dorsal fin. Ground color can vary from creamy white to dark purple brown. To 15 cm total length.


In shallow water, on sand adjacent to rocky areas.


Caught incidentally while angling near rocky outcrops close to shore; released unharmed. 12 cm TL

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British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 49.30, Long: -122.93

Spotted on Sep 28, 2014
Submitted on Sep 28, 2014

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