Gobius vittatus Vinciguerra, 1883
Striped goby
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  5.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 15 - 85 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by having the following characteristics: Reduced suckers; separated pelvic fins (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Occurs offshore on coralline grounds. Aufwuchs feeder (Ref. 92840), feeds on harpacticoids and other crustaceans (including plankton), polychaetes, algae and poriferans. Rarely captured (Ref. 4696).
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 - 15.02.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 15.08.13

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