Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837: 103)

Angulo, Arturo, Naranjo-Elizondo, Beatriz, Rojas, Emmanuel & Ley-López, Juan Manuel, 2017, Fishes from the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, La Virgen de Sarapiquí, Heredia, Costa Rica, Check List 13 (5), pp. 683-702: 696

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Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837: 103)


(28) Awaous banana (Valenciennes 1837: 103)   ; River goby (En), Chupapiedras (Sp)

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Body elongate; teeth conical, 2 or 3 rows of teeth on both jaws; gill rakers present; fins without strong spines; pelvic fins united into an oval (longer than width) adhe- sive disc; 2 dorsal fins; caudal fin truncate to rounded; general coloration yellowish brown, darker dorsally, usu- ally with greenish hues and irregular black blotches on back and upper flanks as well as 4 or 5 diagonal dark bars on the flanks, and paler, usually yellowish uniform, ventrally; a dark band between upper margin of opercle and base of pectoral fin; dorsal and caudal fins transpar- ent with squarish black blotches forming several diagonal stripes; maximum body length ca 180 mm SL.