family Gobiidae


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Noun1.family Gobiidae - gobies
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
goby, gudgeon - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
genus Periophthalmus, Periophthalmus - a genus of Gobiidae
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Taking into account the fish environmental guilds (EG) classification proposed by Welcomme, Winemiller, & Cowx (2006), and the later work on stream fish assemblage structure by Hoeinghaus, Winemiller, & Birnbaumm (2007), the family Gobiidae would belong to the estuarine semi-anadromous EG.
A similar type of tissue has also been described for some goby (Family Gobiidae) species, which may occur in the gonad proper as a 'mesorchial gland' (Colombo and Burighel, 1974; Colombo et al., 1977) or may be located in accessory structure(s) previously referred to as seminal vesicles (Eggert, 1931; Young and Fox, 1937) or sperm duct glands (Miller, 1984) and more recently as accessory gonadal structures, or AGS (Cole and Robertson, 1988) (see Fishelson, 1991 for summary).
Order Perciformes and Family Gobiidae were the most abundant group collected.