Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobius: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 320 - 385 m (Ref. 4696). Deep-water
Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4696)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by the following characteristics: D1 VI, D2 I/I 1 - 12, A 1/11, P 17 - 18, C 16 - 17 principle rays (adult specimen with 13 branched rays; branching of fin rays not completed in the juvenile specimen); all rays of the first dorsal fin are elongated in the adult specimen (tips pronounced in the juvenile), with D1 III longest. ctenoid scales; LL 37, including scales on caudal fin (squamation not completely developed in juvenile specimen), TR 8; head, nape, predorsal area, breast, ventral side of abdomen (midline) and base of P naked; area anterior of a line from the dorsal origin of the pectoral fin to the origin of the second dorsal fin naked; anterior most scales in lateral midline reach the base of the pectoral fin in the adult specimen (only near to it in the juvenile); some of these most anterior scales are cycloid (Ref. 86376)
Occurs inshore in the Mediterranean but found in deeper waters off Portugal (Ref. 4696).
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.2 - 13.7, mean 13.5 (based on 7 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .