Lythrypnus dalli

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Lythrypnus dalli
Bluebanded Gobies.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Lythrypnus
Species: L. dalli
Binomial name
Lythrypnus dalli
(C. H. Gilbert, 1890)
  • Gobius dalli C. H. Gilbert, 1890
  • Microgobius cinctus Nichols, 1952

Lythrypnus dalli, the blue-banded goby, is a species of goby native to the eastern Pacific from Monterey Bay (California) to northern Peru, including the Gulf of California.[1] It can be found in coastal waters at depths of from 0 to 76 metres (0 to 249 ft) with rocky substrates in which there are crevices for concealment. It is also known to hide amongst the spines of sea urchins. This species can reach a length of 6.4 centimetres (2.5 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ a b Van Tassell, J., Lea, R. & Bearez, P. 2010. Lythrypnus dalli. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 06 September 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Lythrypnus dalli" in FishBase. June 2013 version.