Elacatinus oceanops

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Elacatinus oceanops
Neon Blue Goby.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Elacatinus
Species: E. oceanops
Binomial name
Elacatinus oceanops
D. S. Jordan, 1904
  • Gobiosoma oceanops (D. S. Jordan, 1904)

Elacatinus oceanops, the neon goby, is a species of goby native to waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coast of North America from Florida to Belize. This cleaner fish can be found on coral heads at depths of from 1 to 45 metres (3.3 to 147.6 ft). This species grows to a length of 5 centimetres (2.0 in) TL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Elacatinus oceanops" in FishBase. June 2013 version.