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Gobius cobitis  Pallas, 1814

Giant goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobius: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Pallas.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 10 - 35 m (Ref. 80021).   Subtropical; 53°N - 30°N, 10°W - 42°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4343); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 4696)

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Eastern Atlantic and theMediterranean and Black Sea; with dubious records from the Gulf of Suez (Ref. 80021).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the intertidal zones, among rocks, weeds and pools where the water is usually brackish (Ref. 4343, 5299). Occasionally recorded in freshwater, but there are no documented records of actual occurrence in European freshwaters (Ref. 59043). Macrobenthos feeder on hard substrates (Ref. 92840), feeds on green algae (Enteromorpha), crustaceans (amphipods, crabs), polychaetes, and insects (Ref. 4696).

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Miller, P.J., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 1019-1085. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Volume 3. UNESCO, Paris.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00797 - 0.01814), b=3.06 (2.94 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.22; tm=2-3; tmax=10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.