Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Threatened and Endangered Species

Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi)

The tidewater goby is a federally endangered small fish that lives only in California. It is found primarily in coastal lagoons and the uppermost brackish water zones of larger estuaries, rarely entering marine or freshwater habitats. The species habitat ranges along the west coast of California from Tillas Slough (mouth of the Smith River, Del Norte County) near the Oregon border south to Agua Hedionda Lagoon (northern San Diego County).


Documents and information about the tidewater goby, including Federal Register Notices, Rules, Recovery Plans, and 5-Year Reviews are available on the Service's Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) - TIDEWATER GOBY




March 12, 2104 News Release Announcing Tidewater Goby Proposed for Reclassification from Endangered to Threatened

The Proposed Rule to Reclassify the tidewater goby is available on Docket number FWS–R8–ES–2013-0001. Comments will be accepted until May 12, 2014.



The Final Rule Revising Critical Habitat for the tidewater goby was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2013.

Feb. 5, 2013 News Release Announcing Revised Critical Habitat for the Tidewater Goby



October 18, 2011, News Release Announcing Proposed Revised Critical Habitat for Tidewater Goby





January 31, 2008, News Release Announcing Critical Habitat Designation for Tidewater Goby





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