Speleogobius trigloides

Author: Zander and Jelinek, 1976

Speleogobius trigloides Zander and Jelinek, 1976

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Speleogobius trigloides Zander and Jelinek, 1976 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: see genus. Dl Vl; D2 1 + 7 (6-7); A I + 5 (5-7); P 14-15. Scales in lateral series 26-30. Colour: reddish, with pale saddles across back and vertical red bands distinct below lateral midline of sides. Size: to 2.26 cm.

Habitat: inshore, on boulders, in 8 m to at least 25 m and in a grotto. Food: no data. Reproduction: mature male of standard length 1.75 cm.

Distribution: Mediterranean (Adriatic); the holotype was obtained in the Grotto of Banjole, near Rovinj, Yugoslavia. No further published records, but now known also from Adriatic islands of Krk, Prvic and Hvar (R. Hacker).