Didogobius schlieweni Miller, 1993

Common names: English: Andromeda goby
German: Andromeda-Grundel

Synonym: none.

Length: 4 - 6 cm?

Dark brown with whithish dots in the neck. 4 white spots below D1 and D2. Fins with pale margins.

Eyes relatively small. Praedorsal area and head nacked.
55-56 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+12-13; A I+11; P 17.

No informations, probably carnivorous.

No informations.

1 - 15 m? Rocky shores. Among pebbles in rocky gullies. Nocturnal activity. Swims slowly, using mainly the large pectoral fins. Very rare.

Didogobius schlieweni
Photograph: Stefano Guerrieri ©
Tyrrhenian Sea, 14 m depth, September 2005, during night



Species list
General info


Mediterranean; Ariatic Sea, northern Italy (photographs), southern France, Baleares and Greece.





Literature on Didogobius schlieweni



Ballesta L., P.J Miller & J.P. Quignard, 1998: First record of Didogobius schlieweni Miller, 1992 (Gobiidae) in the western Mediterranean Sea. Cybium 22: 290-292.

Francour, P. 2008. First records of Didogobius splechtnai along the French Mediterranean coast and additional comments about D. schlieweni. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 38 (2): 139-141.

Kampouris T, Tiralongo F. & Batjakas I., 2019: First record of Didogobius schlieweni Miller (Perciformes, Gobiidae) in Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Aqua (Miradolo Terme) 25: 13-16.

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

Kovacic M., 2020: Checklist of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the Mediterranean Sea and a key for species identification. Zootaxa 4877: 075-101.

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.

Kampouris T.E., Tiralongo F. & Batjakas I.E., 2019: First record of Didogobius schlieweni Miller (Perciformes, Gobiidae) in Eastern Mediterranean Sea. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 25: 1-25.

Louisy P., 2002: Meeresfische, Westeuropa, Mittelmeer. Ulmer, Stuttgart.

Miller P.J., 1993: A new species of Didogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Adriatic Sea. J. of Natural History 26: 1413-1419.

Pallaoro A. & I. Jardas, 1996: Ichthyological collection of the Institute of Oceanography an Fisheries in Split (Croatia). Nat. Croat. 5: 117-219.

Patzner R.A., 2007: A recent finding of Didogobius schlieweni (Gobiidae) with some notes on its ecology and distribution. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 37: 63–65. Article --> HERE







Photographs of Didogobius schlieweni




Didogobius schlieweni
Photographs from Miller, 1992
Didogobius schlieweni
Tyrrhenian Sea, 14 m depth, September 2005, during night
Photograph: Stefano Guerrieri ©




Drawings of Didogobius schlieweni





Head lateral-line sensory papillae and canal pores of holotype in left lateral view. AN, PN anterior and posterior nostrils (From Miller, 1992).

Underside and pelvic disc of holotype. a = anus, am = anterior pelvic membrane, gp = urogenital papilla (From Miller, 1992).



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