Bay goby

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Bay goby
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Lepidogobius
T. N. Gill, 1859
Species: L. lepidus
Binomial name
Lepidogobius lepidus
(Girard, 1858)


  • Cyclogobius Steindachner, 1861


  • Gobius lepidus Girard, 1858

Lepidogobius lepidus, the bay goby or finescale goby, is a species of goby native to the Pacific coast of North America from British Columbia, Canada to Baja California, Mexico where it can be found on muddy substrates from the intertidal zone to 201 metres (659 ft). This species grows to a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]

Members of this genus have been found in Pleistocene deposits.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Lepidogobius lepidus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  2. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: 560. Retrieved 2009-02-27.