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Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Bean 1882)


Currently Accepted Name: Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Bean 1882)

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Acanthopterygii
Series : Percomorpha
Order : Perciformes
Suborder : Gobioidei
Family : Gobiidae
Genus : Rhinogobiops
Species : nicholsii

Selected Name

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Name: Rhinogobiops nicholsii
Author: (Bean 1882)
Genus: Rhinogobiops
Species: nicholsii

Current Name

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Current Name: Rhinogobiops nicholsii
Current Author: (Bean 1882)
Current Genus: Rhinogobiops
Current Species: nicholsii
Current Summary: Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Bean 1882) Gobiidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Gobius nicholsii
Original Author: Bean 1882
Original Genus Species: Gobius nicholsii
Original Genus: Gobius
Original Species: nicholsii

Original Description

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Original Name:Gobius nicholsii Bean 1882
Reference: [ref. 224]
Journal Acronym: PUSNM
Journal: Proceedings of the United States National Museum
Article: Notes on a collection of fishes made by Captain Henry E. Nichols, U. S. N., in British Columbia and southern Alaska, with descriptions of new species and a new genus (*Delolepis*).
Citation: v. 4 (no. 255)
Pages: 463-474
Text Page: 469
Type Locality: Departure Bay, British Columbia, Canada, 20 fms.
Primary Type: Holotype (unique): USNM 29803
Comments: Misspelled *nicholsoni* in Eigenmann 1890:66 [ref. 27063].


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* Valid as Coryphopterus nicholsii (Bean 1882).

Eschmeyer & Herald 1983 - [ref. 9277] - A field guide to Pacific Coast fishes of North America. Peterson Field Guide Series. Page: 261

McAllister 1990 - [ref. 14674] - A list of the fishes of Canada. Page: 176
Comment: as *nicholsi*

McAllister 2000 - [ref. 25640] - Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez: the rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California. Page: 246

* Valid as Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Bean 1882).

Randall 1995 - [ref. 22357] - *Fusigobius* Whitley, a junior synonym of the gobiid fish genus *Coryphopterus* Gill. Page: 795

Mecklenburg et al. 2002 - [ref. 25968] - Fishes of Alaska. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. Page: 801

Thacker & Cole 2002 - [ref. 26548] - Phylogeny and evolution of the gobiid genus *Coryphopterus*. Page: 847

Nelson et al. 2004 - [ref. 27807] - Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Sixth Edition. American Fisheries Society, Special Publ. 29. Bethesda, Maryland. Page: 173

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: demersal
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Eastern North Pacific from Canada to Mexico.


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Maximum Length: 150mm(TL)
5.91" (TL)


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Coryphopterus nicholsii (Bean 1882)
new combination
Coryphopterus nicholsi (Bean 1882)misspellingNo
Gobius nicholsii Bean 1882original combinationNo
Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Bean 1882)new combinationNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Blackeye gobyFishWiseEnglish
blackeye gobyAFSEnglish
gobio tristeAFSSpanish

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Distribution of Rhinogobiops nicholsii

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