Gobius cobitis Pallas, 1814
Giant goby
Gobius cobitis
photo by Ruottu, M.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  14.1 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 10 years
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 35 m, oceanodromous
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and theMediterranean and Black Sea; with dubious records from the Gulf of Suez (Ref. 80021).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  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).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.07.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 03.05.16

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