Pomatoschistus quagga (Heckel, 1837)
Quagga goby
photo by Wirtz, P.

 Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
 Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea: western basin, including the Adriatic Sea.
 Diagnosis:  Distinguished by having the following characteristics: eyes situated laterally; fully scaled; possess functioning suckers; caudal fins slightly notched; presence of small cteniae on the branchial arches which functions as plankton filters (Ref. 92840).
 Biology:  Suprabenthic plankton feeder (Ref. 92840). Max. length (Francesco Costa, pers. comm., 2001).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 09.03.94
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 12.08.13

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