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Eel gobies
Odontamblyopus lacepedii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Amblyopinae

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Amblyopinae is a subfamily of elongated mud-dwelling gobies commonly called eel gobies or worm gobies. Their two dorsal fins are connected by a membranous structure and their eyes are highly reduced. They are usually pink, red, or purple in coloration. The Amblyopinae contain 12 genera and about 23 species:[1][2]

The genus Gobioides has been transferred to the subfamily Gobionellinae.[3]


  1. ^ Edward Murdy (2011). "Systematics of Amblyopinae". In B.G. Kapoor. The Biology of Gobies. Science Publishers. pp. 107–118. doi:10.1201/b11397-10. ISBN 978-1-4398-6233-9. 
  2. ^ WoRMS (2012). Nicolas Bailly, eds. "Amblyopinae". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Edward O. Murdy (1997). "A review of the gobioid fish genus Gobioides". Ichthyological Research. 45 (2): 121–123. doi:10.1007/BF02678554.