Gobius vittatus

Author: Vinciguerra, 1883

Gobius vittatus Vinciguerra, 1883

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Gobius vittatus Vinciguerra, 1883 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: lateral line system with sub-orbital row d in two parts, x1 ending anteriorly behind pore b; pore a behind eye on course of oculoscapular canal. Nape scaled, cheek naked. Anterior nostril with lappet. Pectoral free rays little developed. Pelvic disc deeply emarginate, anterior membrane vestigial. Caudal fin with slightly concave rear edge. Dl VI; D2 I + 11-13; A I + 11-13; P 17 (15-18). Scales in lateral series 32-36. Vertebrae 28. Colour: pale olive, with wide black band along head and body, from snout to caudal fin origin. Size: to 5.8 cm.

Habitat: offshore, 20-42 (85) m, on coralline grounds. Food: harpacticoids and other crustaceans (including plankton), polychaetes; also algae and porifera. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Mediterranean.

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