Chromogobius quadrivittatus
   (Steindachner, 1863)

Common names: English: Banded goby
German: Vierstreifengrundel

Common synonym
Relictogobius kryzhanovskii Ptchelina, 1939.

Length: 5 - 6.5 cm.

Colouration
Two whitish saddles on dark ground. Black spots at basis of pectoral fins and behind the eye.

Description
Nape nacked. Similar to C. zebratus.
56-72 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+10 (8-11); A I+9 (7-9); P 16-18.

Food
Carnivorous; small crustaceans (Decapoda, Amphipoda).

Reproduction
Spawning season unknown.

Habitat
0 - 1 m. Rocky shores. Clefts, aufwuchs, tide pools, below stones. In Black Sea also in brackish waters. Not common.


Chromogobius quadrivittatus
Photograph: Robert A. Patzner ©
Northern Agaeic Sea, aquarium (caught in tidal pool, 0.3 m), July 1972

 

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Distribution
Mediterranean; seems to be absent at North African coast; Black Sea.

 

 

 

Literature on Chromogobius quadrivittatus

Ahnelt H., 1990: Chromogobius quadrivittatus, Chromogobius zebratus und Zebrus zebrus (Pisces: Gobiidae): Erstnachweis für Korsika (Frankreich) und Sardinien (Italien). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 91 27-41.

Bilecenoglu M., Taskavak E., Mater S. 6 Kaya M., 2002: Checklist of the marine fishes of Turkey. Zootaxa 113: 1194.

Golani D. & A. Ben-Tuvia, 1986: New records of fishes from the Mediterranean coast of Israel including Red Sea immigrants. Cybium 10: 285-291.

Koukouras A., E. Voultsiadou-Koukoura, H. Chintiroglou & C. Dounas, 1985: Benthic bionomy of the north Aegean Sea. 3. A comparison of the macrobenthic animal assemblages associated with seven sponge species. Cah. Biol. 26: 301-319.

Kovacic M., 1997: Cryptobenthic ichthyofauna in the Kvaner Area, Adriatic Sea. P. Congr. Europ. Ichthyol (abstract).

Kovacic M., 2005: An annotated checklist of the family Gobiidae in the Adriatic Sea. Annales Ser. hist. nat. 15: 1-24.

Kovacic M. & Patzner R.A., 2011: North-Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Gobies. In: The Biology of Gobies. (Eds: Patzner R.A. et al.) Science Publishers: 177-206.

Miller P. J., 1965: Relictogobius kryzhanovskii and the penetration of Mediterranean gobies into the Black Sea. Nature, Lond. 208: 474-475.

Miller P. J., 1971: A revision of the Mediterranean gobiid genus Chromogobius (Teleostei Perciformes). J. Zool., Lond. 164: 305-334.

Miller P.J., 1986: Gobiidae. In: Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Volume III. (Eds.: Whitehead P.J.P. et al.) pp. 1019-1085. UNESCO, Paris.

Pampoulie, C. & J.L. Bouchereau, 1996: Elements de systematique et de biologie de deux Gobiides (poissons Teleosteens), Chromogobius quadrivittatus (Steindachner, 1863) et Chromogobius zebratus zebratus (Kolombatović, 1891) des bouches de bonifacio (Corse, France). Icthyophysiologica Acta 19: 153-178.

Patzner R.A. & H. Moosleitner, 1998: Die Grundeln des Mittelmeeres. Teil 4. Kleine Grundeln des Hartbodens 1. Das Aquarium 348: 40-44.

Ptchelina Z.M., 1939: Relictogobius kryzhanovskii n.g. n.sp., un nouveau Gobiidé provenant d'un lac salé de la presqu'île Abraou (bassin de la Mer Noire).  C. R. (Doklady) Acad. Sci. URSS (N. S.) 586-589.

Steindachner F., 1863: Über eine neue Gobius-Art aus dem adriatischen Meere. Arch. Zool. Anat. Fisiol. 2 : 341-342.

 

 

 

 

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Drawings from Miller, 1986






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