Gobius ater

Author: Bellotti, 1888

Gobius ater Bellotti, 1888

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Gobius ater Bellotti, 1888 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: Iateral line system with sub-orbital row d in two parts, row x1 ending anteriorly behind pore b, and pore a on short side-branch from oculoscapular canal along lower edge of orbit. Nape scaled, cheek naked. Anterior nostril with bifid tentacle. Pectoral free rays well developed. Pelvic disc rounded; anterior membrane without prominent lateral lobes. DI Vl; D2 I + 12-14; A I + 11; P 18 (18-19). Scales in laleral series 38-40. Vertebrae 28. Colour: brown with darker pectoral lobe; first dorsal fin with narrow pale upper edge. Size: to 7.1 cm.

Habitat: inshore and in lagoons, among sea grass. Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Mediterranean, western (Balearic Is., and Gulf of Lions to Nice) and eastern basins (Peloponnesus (Palaea Epidavros) (H.Bath)). Also recorded from Sardinia (Tortonese and Chessa, 1982).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.