Awaous banana

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Awaous banana
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobionellinae
Genus: Awaous
Species: A. banana
Binomial name
Awaous banana
(Valenciennes, 1837)
  • Gobius banana Valenciennes, 1837
  • Gobius martinicus Valenciennes, 1837
  • Chonophorus bucculentus Poey, 1860
  • Chonophorus contractus Poey, 1860
  • Gobius transandeanus Günther, 1861
  • Awaous transandeanus (Günther, 1861)
  • Gobius mexicanus Günther, 1861
  • Gobius dolichocephalus Cope, 1867
  • Awaous nelsoni Evermann, 1898
  • Gobius guentheri Regan, 1903

Awaous banana, the River goby, is a species of goby native to fresh and brackish water stream and rivers from the southern United States through Central America to Venezuela and Peru. This species can reach a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) SL. It is important to local commercial fisheries.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Awaous banana" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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