Gibbonsia sp.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Clinidae
Genus: Gibbonsia
J. G. Cooper, 1864
Type species
Myxodes elegans
J. G. Cooper, 1864[1]

Gibbonsia is a genus of clinids native to the eastern Pacific ocean. The name of this genus honours the American naturalist, physician and founder member of the California Academy of Sciences, William P. Gibbons (1812-1897).[2]


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[3]


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Gibbonsia". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  2. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (10 November 2018). "Order BLENNIIFORMES: Families CLINIDAE, LABRISOMIDAE and CHAENOPSIDAE". ETYFish Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Gibbonsia in FishBase. February 2019 version.