Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobius: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Pallas.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 10 - 35 m (Ref. 80021). Subtropical; 53°N - 30°N, 10°W - 42°E
Eastern Atlantic and theMediterranean and Black Sea; with dubious records from the Gulf of Suez (Ref. 80021).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50932); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 4696)
Occurs in the intertidal zones, among rocks, weeds and pools where the water is usually brackish (Ref. 4343, 5299). Occasionally recorded in freshwater, but there are no documented records of actual occurrence in European freshwaters (Ref. 59043). Macrobenthos feeder on hard substrates (Ref. 92840), feeds on green algae (Enteromorpha), crustaceans (amphipods, crabs), polychaetes, and insects (Ref. 4696).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.8 - 19.6, mean 18 °C (based on 544 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00677 - 0.01547), b=3.08 (2.96 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.39 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 5.1 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.22; tm=2-3; tmax=10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .