Gobius vittatus Vinciguerra, 1883

Common names: English: Striped goby
German: Streifengrundel

Common synonyms: none.

Length: 4 - 6 cm.

Colouration
Whitish with black band along head and body, which changes in frightened animals and during night to cross bands. Upper part of head yellowish. Similar to Parablennius rouxi (family Blenniidae); maybe a kind of mimikry.

Description
Praedorsal area and nape scaled.
32-36 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+11-13; A I+11-13; P 17 (15-18).

Food
Carnivorous; Harpacticida (> 30 %), Amphipoda, Caprellida, other crustaceans, sponges, polychaets (20 %), algae, plankton and other small benthic animals.

Reproduction
No informations.

Habitat
10 - 45 m, sometims to 85 m. Rocky shores, coral grounds. Common.


Gobius vittatus
Photograph: Robert A. Patzner ©
Ibiza, Baleares, 20 m depth, September 1988

 


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Distribution
Mediterranean; distribution not quite clear, maybe in all rocky areas.

 

 

Literature on Gobius vittatus

 

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

De Buen E., 1923: Gobius de la Peninsula Iberica y Baleares. Grupos Lesueurii, Colonianus, Affinis y Minutus. Mem. Inst. eso. Oceonaogr. 3: 121-266.

Heymer A. & C.D. Zander, 1978: Morphology and ecology of Gobius vittatus and its possible mimicry relationship to Blennius rouxi in the Mediterranean. Z. zool. Syst. Evol. 16: 132-143.

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

Kovacic M., 2006: Age structure, growth and mortality of the striped goby, Gobius vittatus (Gobiidae) in the northern Adriatic Sea. Scientia-Marina. 70: 635-641.

Kovacic M., 2007: Reproductive biology of the striped goby, Gobius vittatus (Gobiidae) in the northern Adriatic Sea. Scienta Marina, 71: 145-151.

Kovacic M., Miletic M. & Papageorgiou N., 2011: A first checklist of gobies from Crete with ten new records. Cybium 35: 245-253.

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.

Kovacic M., Patzner R.A. & Schliewen U., 2012: A first quantitative assessment of the ecology of cryptobenthic fishes in the Mediterranean Sea. Mar. Biol. 159: 2731-2742.

Kramer A., Kovacic M. & Patzner R.A., 2012: Dentition of eight species of Mediterranean Sea Gobiidae: do dentition characters of gobies reflect phylogenetic relationships? Journal of Fish Biology 80: 29-48.

Lombarte A., Miletic M. & Kovacic M. et al., 2014: Identifying Mediterranean Sea gobies using otoliths. 5th Int. symp. fish otolith res. appl., Peguera, Mallorca: Poster.

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

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.

Neumann V. & T. Paulus, 2005: Mittelmeeratlas. Megus, Melle.

Patzner R.A. & H. Moosleitner, 1998: Die Grundeln des Mittelmeeres. Teil 4. Kleine Grundeln des Hartbodens 2. Das Aquarium 349: 38-41.

Riera F., S. Pou & A.M. Grau, 1993: La ictiofauna. Monograf. Soc. Hist. Nat. Balears 2: 623-644.

Vacchi M., M. Boyer, S. Bussotti, P. Guidetti & G. La-Mesa, 1999: Some interesting species in the coastal fish fauna of Ustica Island (Mediterranean Sea). Cybium 23: 323-331.

Vinciguerra D., 1883: Resultati ittiologici delle crociere del 'Violante'. Ann. Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Genova 18: 465-590.

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs of Gobius vittatus

Gobius vittatus
Ibiza, Baleares, 20 m depth, September 1991
Photograph: Robert A. Patzner ©
Gobius vittatus
Northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia 20 m depth, Julye 1995
Photograph: Robert A. Patzner ©

 

 

 

 

Drawings of Gobius vittatus

 

Drawings from Miller (1986)

 

 

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