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n. pl. goby or go·bies
Any of numerous usually small spiny-finned fishes of the family Gobiidae, having the pelvic fins united to form a suction disk.

[Latin gōbius, gudgeon, from Greek kōbios; perhaps akin to Akkadian kuppû, an eel-like fish.]
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n, pl -by or -bies
1. (Animals) any small spiny-finned fish of the family Gobiidae, of coastal or brackish waters, having a large head, an elongated tapering body, and the ventral fins modified as a sucker
2. (Animals) any other gobioid fish
[C18: from Latin gōbius gudgeon, fish of little value, from Greek kōbios]
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(ˈgoʊ bi)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -by, (esp. for kinds or species) -bies.
any small marine or freshwater fish of the family Gobiidae, often having the pelvic fins united to form a suctorial disk.
[1760–70; < Latin gōbius gudgeon (variant of gōbiō or cōbius) < Greek kōbiós]
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Noun1.goby - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a suckergoby - 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
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
mudskipper, mudspringer - found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia; able to move on land on strong pectoral fins
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(ˈgoubi) plurals ˈgobies ~ˈgoby noun
a bony coastal fish with fins that form a sucker by which it clings to rocks.
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Life BBC Four, 8pm David Attenborough focuses on fish, the most diverse vertebrates on the planet, exploring the courtship of sea dragons and the climbing methods employed by gobies.
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Gobies in Lake Erie feed on both aquatic macroinvertebrates including a large proportion of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorphs) and quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) (Ray and Corkum, 1997; Johnson et al., 2005; Kornis et al., 2012).
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Phylogenetic Bayesian and ML analyses were conducted, using a concatenated set of 12 protein-coding genes, and adding 16 other species of gobies (Gobiidae).
These observations, Aliso Creek, Orange County (1975), Santa Clara River, Ventura County (2010), and Corcoran Lagoon, Santa Cruz County (2014-2015), confirmed many changes and effects of these events, including mortality of the federally endangered northern and southern tidewater gobies and southern steelhead.
Researchers at Purdue University studied egg predation in a lab, offering perch egg skeins, perch eggs removed from the skein, and fathead minnow eggs to round gobies and crayfish.*
The invertebrates, in turn, provided more food to the gobies. But the combination of extra carbon dioxide with warmer water wiped out that benefit.
boddartipopulation indicated that this goby can spawn more than once per year that was also found in some co-occurring gobies such as Pseudapocrypteselongatus(Tran et al.
The South Haven High School baseball team used the field for the first time on April 28,1916, in a game against Gobleville--a city presently known as Gobies. That fall, the South Haven Rams faced off against Benton Harbor High School for the field's first-ever football game.
Neil Evans caught three wrasse, three gobies, a dogfish and a bream but the whole lot only came to 0.94kg for second prize and one of the club's younger members Zac Williams caught two wrasse and a dogfish to come third with 0.82kg.