Didogobius bentuvii Miller, 1966

Common names: English: Ben-Tuvia's goby
German: Ben Tuvia-Grundel

Synonym: none.

Length: 3.65 cm (only one specimen).

Colouration
Slightly transparent. Whitish-grey with dark spots on head and body.

Description
Caudal fin elongated. Eyes relatively small. Praedorsal area and head nacked.
65-70 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+14; A I+12; P 19.

Food
No informations, probably carnivorous.

Reproduction
No informations.

Habitat
36.6 m (only one specimen). Soft bottom, offshore. Possibly burrowing. Very rare.



Didogobius bentuvii
Drawing from Miller, 1986

 

 

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Distribution
Mediterranean; Israel (only one specimen).

 

 

Literature on Didogobius bentuvii

 

 

 

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., 1966: A new genus and species of gobiid fish from the eastern Mediterranean. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 13) 8: 161-172.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

Drawing of Didogobius bentuvii

 

 

 

Drawing from Miller, 1986

 

 

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