Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Pomatoschistus: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, schistos = divided (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 70 - 80 m (Ref. 4696). Temperate; 58°N - 38°N, 10°W - 9°E
Northeast Atlantic: North Sea to northwestern Spain. Recently recorded from Portugal (Cascais).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35388); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 4696)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Male has a small black spot and dark longitudinal bands in the first dorsal fins (Ref. 35388).
Found in shallow waters. Spawn when 1 year old. Eggs are laid under empty bivalve shells (Ref. 35388). Feed on small crustaceans (mysids, amphipods, copepods), nematodes.
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
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.3 - 11.7, mean 10 (based on 12 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [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
): 3.1 ±0.34 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=1; k >0.30; fec = 410).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .