Gobius xanthocephalus Heymer & Zander, 1992
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 3 - 36 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: northern Spain to Madeira and the Canary Islands; Mediterranean.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 14-14. Distinguished by having the following characteristics: Reduced suckers; pelvic fins separated (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky substrates, coralline grounds and also in the area of Posidonia oceanica meadows in water depth from 3-36 m; macrofauna feeder from hard substrates which also feed on suprabenthic organisms (Ref. 92840).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.05.00
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 14.08.13

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