Pomatoschistus marmoratus (Risso, 1810)
Marbled goby
Pomatoschistus marmoratus
photo by Herler, J.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 2 years
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 70 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Iberian Peninsula northwards to Bay of Biscay (Ref. 4343); Mediterranean, Black Sea and Sea of Azov; also Suez Canal.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-10. Distinguished by its usually scaled breast and rear edge of anterior pelvic membrane with minute projections (Ref. 59043).
 Biology:  Found inshore, over sand. Enters brackish and hyper-saline waters. Feeds on small crustaceans and chironomid larvae (Ref. 4343).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 09.03.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.05.14
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 11.07.94

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