Gobius auratus  Risso, 1810

Golden 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: Risso.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 80 m (Ref. 4696), usually 5 - 30 m (Ref. 27115).   Subtropical; 15°C - 20°C (Ref. 27115); 45°N - 27°N, 19°W - 36°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4696)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 13. Distinguished by having the following characteristics: Reduced suckers (Ref. 92840).

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Eastern Atlantic: northern Spain to Madeira and the Canary Islands; also in the Mediterranean.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in deeper inshore waters; over rocky substrates with algae and gorgonians (Ref. 4696). Abundant populations on coasts with steep bedrock. A shy species and difficult to collect due to long flight distances and hiding in deep clefts (Ref. 87880). Macrobenthos feeder on hard substrates ingest also shelled organisms like molluscs and echinoderms (Ref. 92840).

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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. (Ref. 4696)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00507 - 0.02267), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.