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Juvenile and adult blind goby (Typhlogobius californiensis Steindachner, 1879)

Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobionellinae
Genus: Typhlogobius
Species: Typhlogobius californiensis
Name

Typhlogobius californiensis Steindachner, 1879
Vernacular names
Türkçe: Kör kaya balığı

The blind goby (Typhlogobius californiensis) is a species of fish in the goby family, the only species in the genus Typhlogobius. It is native to the coastlines of southern California in the United States and Baja California in Mexico, where it commonly inhabits the burrows of shrimp of the genus Callianassa. The adult of the species is completely blind and lacks pigmentation, while the juvenile has rudimentary eyes that help it find the shrimp burrows.[1][2] This species can reach a length of 8.3 centimetres (3.3 in) TL.[3]
See also

Halfblind goby
Blind fish

References

H. Ahnelt & G. Scattolin (2003). "The lateral line system of a blind goby, Typhlogobius californiensis Steindachner, 1879 (Teleostei: Gobiidae)" (PDF). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. 104 (B): 11–25.
G. E. MacGinitie (1939). "The Natural History of the blind goby, Typhlogobius californiensis Steindachner" (PDF). The American Midland Naturalist. 21 (2): 489–505. doi:10.2307/2420551.
Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Typhlogobius californiensis" in FishBase. June 2013 version.

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