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Blennies, Gobies and Jawfish

Arrow Blenny

Lucayablennius zingaro

     
(1: Gold Chain, Roatan / 2-4: Minagerheas, Roatan / 5: Anka's Place, Roatan / 6: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Bridled Goby

Coryphopterus glaucofraenum

 
(1-2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Caribbean Neon Goby

Elactinus lobeli

     
(1-2: Minagerheas, Roatan / 3,6: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 4: Forty Foot Point, Roatan / 5: Valley of the Kings)

Neon gobies are cleaner fish:

    
(1: First Bight, Roatan / 2: Tulio's Reef, Roatan / 3: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 4: Neverstain Bight, Roatan / 5: Pirate's Point, Roatan)


Dwarf Shy Blenny

Starksia nanodes complex

(Minagerheas, Roatan)


Goldspot Goby

Gnatholepis cauerensis

 
(1: Gold Coast, Roatan / 2: Mary's Place, Roatan)


Masked/Glass Goby

Coryphopterus personatus/hyalinus

       
(1: Minagerheas, Roatan / 2-5,8: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 6-7: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Mottled Jawfish

Opistognathus maxillosus

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Patch-Reef Goby

Coryphopterus tortugae

(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Roughhead Blenny

Acanthemblemaria aspera

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Saddled Blenny

Malacoctenus triangulatus

      
(1-2: Iron Coast, Roatan / 3: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan / 4: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 5-7: Prince Albert, Roatan)


Sailfin Blenny

Emblemaria pandionis

(1: Prince Albert, Roatan)

The blenny in the first picture had eggs in its hole:
(1: Prince Albert, Roatan)


Sand-Canyon Goby

Coryphopterus bol

      
(1-2: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3-4,6-7: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 5: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Spinyhead Blenny

Acanthemblemaria spinosa

     
(1: Minagerheas, Roatan / 2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3-4: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 5: Chimneys, Roatan / 6: Valley of the Kings, Roatan)


Spottail Goby

Ctenogobius stigmaturus

(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Yellowhead Jawfish

Opistognathus aurifrons

       
(1-2: Gold Chain, Roatan / 3-7: Mary's Place, Roatan / 8: Newman's Wall, Roatan)

Yellowhead jawfish incubate their eggs in the male's mouth:

(1: Mary's Place, Roatan)