Gobius gasteveni Miller, 1974
Steven's goby
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 35 - 270 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: western English Channel, Madeira and the Canary Islands.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: Fins: Dl V - VI, D2 1/12 - 14 , A 1/11 - 13, P 18 - 21, V I/5+5/I, innermost rays (V 5) in most specimens shorter than V4, thus posterior margin of pelvic disc truncate to emarginate. Scales: LL 41 - 47, TR 10 - 13, predorsal 21 - 27, breast 7 - 11; Anterior nostril short, tubular with thin tentacle from dorsal rim (Ref. 86376)
Biology:  Found offshore on muddy sand and coarser deposits (Ref. 4696, 51024). Benthic (Ref. 51024).
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. - 18.03.93
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 13.02.08

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