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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobiinae
Genus: Varicus
Species: V. adamsi – V. bucca – V. cephalocellatus – V. decorum – V. imswe – V. lacerta – V. marilynae – V. nigritus – V. veliguttatus


Varicus Robins & Böhlke, 1961:46

Type species: Varicus buccaRobins & Böhlke, 1961. Type by original designation (also monotypic).


  • Robins, C.R. & J.E. Böhlke 1961: A new gobioid fish from the Antilles and comments on Ctenogobius fasciatus and C. curtisi. Copeia, 1961(1): 46–50.
  • Bussing, W.A. 1997: Chirolepis atrimelum (Gobiidae) a new species of gobiid fish from Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Revista de Biologia Tropical, 45(4): 1547–1552.
  • Tornabene, L. et al. 2016: Molecular phylogeny, analysis of character evolution, and submersible collections enable a new classification of a diverse group of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Nes subgroup), including nine new species and four new genera. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 177(4): 764–812. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12394 Reference page
  • Tornabene, L., Robertson, D.R. & Baldwin, C.C. 2016. Varicus lacerta, a new species of goby (Teleostei, Gobiidae, Gobiosomatini, Nes subgroup) from a mesophotic reef in the southern Caribbean. ZooKeys 596: 143–156. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.596.8217 Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Gobies