Palatogobius paradoxus Gilbert, 1971
Mauve goby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 23 - 78 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Lesser Antilles.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: body with scales from the base of the caudal fin forward to the pectoral fin base; pelvic fins united but lack a frenum; most possess vomerine teeth (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Occurs in coral rubble and sand (Ref. 92840).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 31.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.08.94

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