Gobiesocidae

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Gobiesocidae

[gō¦bī·ə¦säs·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The single family of the order Gobiesociformes.
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Gobiesocid specimens were first recorded from Mexico by Pellegrin (1901) in the early 1900s from the Chapalagana River, Jalisco, and the Grande de Santiago River and other systems in Nayarit and were originally assigned to panamic clingfish (Gobiesox adustus) (Guzman et al., 2001).
New localities for the rare Mexican clingfish, Gobiesox fluviatilis, from Durango and Chihuahua.
Feeding habits of the giant clingfish Chorisochismus dentex (Pisces: Gobiesocidae).
Eger; while researching four clingfish species that live in the Gulf of California, learned that the fish breathe simply by taking in air through the mouth and expelling it through gills.
In the first group, flatfish, clingfish, or other demersal fishes, 13 nets were inspected.
(2005), the mountain clingfish occupies rocky riffles of clear, open-to-well-shaded mountain creeks, and upland coastal streams with moderate-to-steep gradient and moderate-to-swift current, with depths of 0.3-1.0 m, and at elevations of 850-1,818 m.
Commonly known examples from other families include the glass catfish Kryptopterus bicirrhis (Siluridae) and Parailia pellucida (Schilbeidae), the cardinalfish genus Rhabdamia (Apogonidae), the clingfish Alabes parvulus (Cheilobranchidae), and the glass knifefish Eigenmannia virescens (Sternopygidae) (Briggs, 1995; Ferraris, 1995; Johnson and Gill, 1995).