Blackeye Goby

Blackeye Goby

Rhinogobiops nicholsii

Physical Description

The Blackeye Goby boasts an elongated tubular body, typically measuring between 10 to 15 centimeters. It exhibits a pale greenish-tan coloration with distinctive black eyes and a black spot on its dorsal fin.


These gobies are commonly found in benthic environments, particularly in sandy areas near rocky substrates. They often inhabit shelter holes under rocks and are known to be site-specific, if not territorial.

Geographical Range

The Blackeye Goby is distributed along the eastern Pacific coast, ranging from British Columbia to central Baja California.

What They Eat

Feeding primarily on small invertebrates and organic matter found within their sandy habitat, Blackeye Gobies play a crucial role in the coastal ecosystem’s food web.

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