Pomatoschistus marmoratus (Risso, 1810)
Marbled goby
photo by Herler, J.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 2 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 70 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Iberian Peninsula northwards to Bay of Biscay (Ref. 4343); Mediterranean, Black Sea and Sea of Azov; also Suez Canal.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-10. Distinguished by its usually scaled breast and rear edge of anterior pelvic membrane with minute projections (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Found inshore, over sand. Enters brackish and hyper-saline waters. Feeds on small crustaceans and chironomid larvae (Ref. 4343).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 09.03.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.05.14
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 11.07.94

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