goby

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A Ratan goby (Ponticola ratan) from the Gulf of Odessa, Ukraine
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From Latin gobius (gudgeon), from Ancient Greek κωβιός (kōbios), a type of small fish, of unknown ultimate origin.

Noun[edit]

goby (plural goby or gobies)

  1. Any of various small fish from the large family Gobiidae, in which the pelvic fins are fused to form a disc-shaped sucker.
  2. A gudgeon, such as Gobio gobio.

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