noun, plural (especially collectively) go·by, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) go·bies.
Origin of goby
Examples from the Web for gobies
Sticklebacks, gobies, grey mullets, blennies are among the best-known examples.
One strange thing about the Gobies is their trick of anchoring themselves to a stone.Within the Deep|R. Cadwallader Smith
This may exist in the breeding season only, as in the fresh-water lampreys, or it may persist through life as in some gobies.
Mackerels of various genera abound, as well as gobies, blenniesm and mullets.
Into the gill-cavity of these forms small fishes, blennies, gobies, and pearl-fishes often retreat for protection.
British Dictionary definitions for gobies
noun plural -by or -bies
Word Origin for goby
Word Origin and History for gobies
kind of fish, 1769, from Latin gobius, from Greek gobios, name of a type of small fish, of unknown origin.