Taxon: Rhinogobiops nicholsii
Common Names: Blackeye Goby, Bluespot goby, Crested goby, Gobio, Large-scaled goby
Synonyms: Coryphopterus nicholsii (Bean, 1882), Gobius nicholsii Bean, 1882
Range: From intertidal zone to depths of over 100m. Eastern Pacific: Wales Island, northern British Columbia, Canada to Punta Rompiente, central Baja California, Mexico.
Found usually in sandy areas near rocks. Occurs from intertidal areas to 106 m depth. Retreats to rocks or holes when approached. Young are found usually offshore among plankton. Oviparous. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Forms permanent harem groups composed of a single male and several smaller females. Eggs are guarded by the male.
Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Bean, 1882)
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