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Gymnogobius petschiliensis(Hamamatsu,Shizuoka,Japan,2007)-2.jpg
Gymnogobius petschiliensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobionellinae
Bleeker, 1874


The Gobionellinae are a subfamily of fish in the family Gobiidae, the gobies. Members of Gobionellinae mostly inhabit estuarine and freshwater habitats; the main exception is the genus Gnatholepis, which live with corals in marine environments.[1] The subfamily is distributed in tropical and temperate regions around the world with the exception of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Ponto-Caspian region. It includes around 370 species and 55 genera:[2] Wikipedia articles about genera list about 389 species.



  1. ^ Larson, H. K. and D. J. Buckle. (2012). A revision of the goby genus Gnatholepis Bleeker (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobionellinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3529: 1–69.
  2. ^ F. Pezold (2011). "Systematics of the Family Gobionellidae". In R. Patzner; et al. The Biology of Gobies (PDF). Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-1-57808-436-4. 

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