Biology:Akko brevis

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Short description: Species of fish

Akko brevis
Akko brevis SI.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Akko
A. brevis
Binomial name
Akko brevis
(Günther, 1864)
Akko brevis range.png
  • Amblyopus brevis Günther, 1864
  • Gobioides brevis (Günther, 1864)

Akko brevis, the dark-tail specter-goby, is a species of gobies native to the eastern central Pacific from El Salvador to Panama. It is found in black muddy bottoms of estuaries and mangroves.[2][1]

Short description

Distinguished by the following characteristics: very small eyes; light pink body color with darker red areas composed of blood capillaries close to surface; elongate body; first dorsal with VII spines; upper and lower jaws with enlarged, widely spaced teeth that overlap the lips of both jaws; greatly reduced head pores, occasionally absent (Ref. 92840).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Van Tassell, J.; Findley, L. (2010). "Akko brevis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183792A8177820. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T183792A8177820.en. 
  2. Akko brevis (Günther, 1864). FishBase

Wikidata ☰ Q2507151 entry