Coryogalops ocheticus (Norman, 1927)

Common names: English: no
German: Salinengrundel

Common synonyms
Monishia ochetica
(Normann, 1927)
Cabillus anchialinae Klausewitz, 1975

Length: 4 - 6 cm.

Only known from preserved animals. Pale with lateral blotches and cross bars. Cheeks mottled.

Head without scales. Pelvic disc complete.
28-30 (26-31) scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+11 (10-11); A I+9-10.


No informations.

0.5 - 10 m. Soft bottoms with algae and stones. Also in salt works up to 50 salinity. Rare.

Coryogalops ocheticus
Drawing from Miller, 1986


Species list
General info



Mediterranean; only Suez Canal and near Port Said. Immigrant from the Red Sea.




Literature on Coryogalops ocheticus

Golani D., E. Massutti, L. Orsi-Relini & J.-P. Quignard, 2001: Atlas of exotic fishes in the Mediterranean.

Goren M., 1985. A review of the gobiid fish genus Monishia Smith, 1949, from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, with description of a new species. Contributions in Science. Number 360. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 9 pp.

Klausewitz W., 1975: Cabillus anchialinae, eine neue Meergrundel von der Sinai-Halbinsel (Pisces: Gobiidae: Gobiinae). Senckenb. Biol. 56: 203-207.

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., 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.

Norman J.R., 1927: Zoological results of the Cambridge expedition to the Suez Canal, 1924. Fishes. Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 22: 375-389.










Drawing of Coryogalops ocheticus



Drawing from Miller, 1986.




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