Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobius: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 36 m (Ref. 92840), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C - ; 46°N - 27°N, 19°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic: northern Spain to Madeira and the Canary Islands; Mediterranean.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4696)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15.5 - 21, mean 18.2 °C (based on 82 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 113 [51, 226] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.457 [0.257, 0.843] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.2 [16.4, 19.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.696 [0.345, 1.312] g/100g ; Selenium = 14.3 [6.3, 31.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 17.1 [5.0, 54.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.872 [0.542, 1.393] mg/100g (wet weight);