Gillichthys

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Gillichthys
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Gillichthys
J. G. Cooper, 1864
Type species
Gillichthys mirabilis
J. G. Cooper, 1864
Synonyms
  • Aprolepis C. L. Hubbs, 1921
  • Gillia Günther, 1865

Gillichthys is a genus of gobies native to the coasts of Baja California and southern California.

Etymology[edit]

"Gillichthys" literally means "Gill's fish". It was named in honor of the ichthyologist Theodore Gill.

Species[edit]

There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Gillichthys in FishBase. June 2013 version.