Tigrigobius nesiotes

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Tigrigobius nesiotes
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Tigrigobius
T. nesiotes
Binomial name
Tigrigobius nesiotes

Elacatinus nesiotesW. A. Bussing, 1990

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. [2]

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  1. Findley, L.; Van Tassell, J. (2010). "Elacatinus nesiotes". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2010: e.T183307A8090705. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T183307A8090705.en .
  2. Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Tigrigobius nesiotes" in FishBase . June 2013 version.