The violet goby is a member of the goby family. It has an extremely elongate and eel-like body that is gray to purple-ish in color dorsally, but lighter on the lower side. There is a series of conspicuous dark chevrons that extends along the length of the body. The mouth is large and upturned, and the pelvic fins are united. The violet goby is a marine species that inhabits the mouths of large rivers, muddy bays, inlets, lagoons, estuaries and coastal creeks. This species may bury in mud.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — South Florida and the Atlantic Coast