GobyNet provides information for researchers, conservation biologists, aquarists and students. Find information necessary for the identification, biology, conservation, breeding and study of gobioid fishes here. Comments? Suggestions? Contact Luke Tornabene at Luke.Tornabene@gmail.com or James Van Tassell at jvantassell@amnh.org

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Jean-Christophe Joyeux

Laboratorio de Ictiologia; Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia; Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo-UFES; Av. Fernando Ferrari, 514, Goiabeiras, Vitoria, ES, Brazil; 29075-910


My interest in gobies dates back to my doctorate in biological oceanography, during which time I studied the biology of three estuarine species in Montpellier, southern France. I then moved on to other subjects and other great places to study one or another aspect of fish biology, ecology or fisheries. This early interest in gobies was renewed many years later when I became a university professor in Brazil and again encounted these interesting, small, cryptic, overlooked and often undescribed fishes...