Gobius gasteveni Miller, 1974

Common names: English: Steven's goby
German: Steven-Grundel

Common synonyms: none.

Length: 8 - 12 cm.

Colouration
Grey to fawn with brownish lateral blotches, 4 of them below D2; cheek and operculum with white dots. Dark line on snout, on eyes and mostly beyond the eyes.

Description
Anterior nostril with thin tentacle. Pelvic disk rounded. Nape scaled, cheek naked.
40-45 (37-45) scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI (V-VI); D2 I+14 (13-15); A I+13 (12-14); P 19-21 (18-22).

Food
Carnivorous.

Reproduction
No informations.

Habitat
5 - 120 m. On differen substrates: soft bottoms, stones, coralline grounds. Timid. Rare.


Gobius gasteveni
Photograph: Emanuel Goncalves ©
Arrabida Marine Park, Portugal, March 1998

 

 

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Distribution
Mediterranean: only uttermost west; Atlantic: Portugal, English Channel, Kanaries, Madeira.

 

 

 

 

Literature on Gobius gasteveni

Ahnelt H. & J. Dorda, 2004: Gobioid fishes from the north eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: new records and rarely found species. Ann. Nat. Hist. Mus. Wien 105B: 5-19.

Ahnelt H., Löffler J. & Balma G.A.C., Delmastro G.B., 2011: On the occurrence of the rare deepwater gobiid fish Gobius gasteveni Miller, 1974 in the western Mediterranean (Italy). J. Appl. Ichthyol. 27: 1128-1130.

Alberto L. J., P. Nieto & M. Rodriguez Solorzano, 1999: Live coloration and diet of Gobius gasteveni (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with a first record from continental Europe. Cah. Biol. Mar. 40: 77-85.

Debelius H., 1997: Mediterranean and Atlantic fish guide. Ikan, Frankfurt.

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.

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

Miller P.J., 1974: A new species of Gobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the western English Channel, with a key to related species in the Brithish and Irish fauna. J. Zool. (Lond.) 174: 467-480.

Miller P.J., 1984: The gobiid fishes of temperate Macaronesia (eastern Atlantic). J. Zool. (Lond.) 204: 363-412.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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