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Wild About Illinois Fishes!

Family Gobiidae - Goby Family [nonnative]

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
- Gobies are characterized by a sucking disc created by the pelvic fins, two dorsal fins, a rounded caudal fin and a blunt head with relatively large eyes and scales.

     round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) [nonnative]

     tubenose goby (Proterorhinus marmoratus) [probable]