Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobius: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal, usually 1 - 30 m (Ref. 27115). Subtropical; 15°C - 24°C (Ref. 27115); 47°N - 30°N, 6°W - 42°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 3.8 cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4696)
Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.
Occur inshore over sand and mud with seagrass, taking refuge among tentacles of snake locks sea anemone Anemonia sulcata (Ref. 4696). Resistant against the strong poison of the snake-locks anemone Anemone viridis (Ref. 92840). Also found in inshore pools (Ref. 4696). Macrobenthos feeder on hard substrates (Ref. 92840), feed on polychaetes, crustaceans (esp. amphipods) mollusks and algae. Sexually mature at one year, 3.4-3.8 cm (Ref. 4696).
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00165 - 0.01005), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1; Fec = 1,200).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .