|Genus:|| Tigrigobius |
Beebe & Tee-Van 1928
Tigrigobius is a genus of small, often strikingly colored gobies native to warmer parts of the east Pacific and west Atlantic, including the Gulf of California and Caribbean. They were formerly included in Gobiosoma . Some species of Tigrigobius are known to act as cleaners.
There are currently 14 recognized species in this genus:
Bathygobius is a circumtropical genus of fish in the family Gobiidae.
The bluestreak cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, is one of several species of cleaner wrasses found on coral reefs from Eastern Africa and the Red Sea to French Polynesia. Like other cleaner wrasses, it eats parasites and dead tissue off larger fishes' skin in a mutualistic relationship that provides food and protection for the wrasse, and considerable health benefits for the other fishes.
Elacatinus is a genus of small marine gobies, often known collectively as the neon gobies. Although only one species, E. oceanops, is technically the "neon goby," because of their similar appearance, other members of the genus are generally labeled neon gobies, as well. Except for a single East Pacific species, all reside in warmer parts of the West Atlantic, including the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. They are known for engaging in symbiosis with other marine creatures by providing them cleaning service that consists of getting rid of ectoparasites on their bodies. In return, Elacatinus species obtain their primary source of food, ectoparasites.
True gobies were a subfamily, the Gobiinae, of the goby family Gobiidae, although the 5th edition of the Fishes of the World does not subdivide the Gobiidae into subfamilies. They are found in all oceans and a few rivers and lakes, but most live in warm waters. Altogether, the Gobiinae unite about 1149 described species in 160 genera, and new ones are still being discovered in numbers.
Barbulifer is a genus of gobies native to the tropical Atlantic coast of the Americas as well as the Gulf of California on the Pacific coast.
Bollmannia is a genus of gobies native to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the Americas. The generic name honours the American naturalist Charles Harvey Bollman (1868–1889).
Chriolepis is a genus of gobies native to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the Americas.
Coryphopterus is a genus of gobies mostly found in the western Atlantic Ocean though a couple species are found in the Indian and/or Pacific oceans.
Evermannichthys is a genus of gobies native to the Atlantic coast of the Americas including the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Gobiosoma is a genus of gobies native to fresh, brackish and marine waters of the Americas.
Gobulus is a genus of gobies native to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the Americas.
Ilypnus is a genus of gobies native to the eastern Pacific Ocean coasts of California, United States to Baja California, Mexico.
Lophogobius is a small genus of gobies native to the Pacific and western Atlantic oceans.
Lythrypnus is a genus of gobies native to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the Americas including Cocos Island and the Galapagos Islands.
Microgobius is a genus of gobies native to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the Americas.
Parrella is a genus of gobies native to the tropical waters of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the Americas. The name of this genus honours the Norwegian American marine biologist, zoologist and oceanographer Albert Eide Parr (1900-1991).
Psilotris is a genus of gobies native to the western Atlantic Ocean.
Tigrigobius nesiotes is a species of goby native to the eastern Pacific islands of the Galapagos, Cocos Island and Gorgona Island dwelling deep in rock crevices. This species is a cleaner fish notably cleaning Whitetip reef sharks (Triaenodon obesus) who will wait in substantial numbers for service. This species grows to a length of 2.3 centimetres (0.91 in) SL.
Varicus is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae, the gobies. They are native to the western Atlantic Ocean.
The Green banded goby, Tigrigobius multifasciatus, is a member of the goby family native to the western Atlantic ocean, from the Bahamas and Central America to northern South America. As the name implies, they are dark green with 17-23 pale green bars, and have a brown stripe through the eye interrupted with a bright red spot. It is believed by many that these markings imitate the Juvenile Schoolmaster Snapper.