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Gobies and Blennies

Blackeye Goby

Rhinogobiops nicholsii

       
(1: Monterey State Beach, Monterey / 2-7: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 8: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)

Normally they stay on the bottom, but dominant males will rise up to display all their fins:
(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Bluebanded Goby

Lythrypnus dalli

       
(1-3: Starlight, Santa Catalina Island / 4-5: Seal Cove, San Clemente Island / 6-7: Ship Rock, Santa Catalina Island / 8: Sutil Island, Santa Barbara Island)


Onespot Fringehead

Neoclinus uninotatus

    
(1-5: Monterey State Beach, Monterey)


Sarcastic Fringehead

Neoclinus blanchardi

       
(1,6-8: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 2-5: Monterey State Beach, Monterey)


Stripefin Ronquil

Rathbunella alleni

      
(1-7: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Yellowfin Fringehead

Neoclinius stephensae

   
(1-4: Monterey State Beach, Monterey)


Zebra Goby

Lythrypnus zebra

  
(1,3: Sutil Island, Santa Barbara Island / 2: Sea Landing Cove, Santa Barbara Island)

More skittish than the bluebanded goby.