Gymnesigobius medits
   Kovacic, Ordines, Ramirez-Amaro
   & Schliewen, 2019

Common names: English: Gymnesian goby
German: Gymnesia-Grundel

Common synonyms: none.

Length: 4,5 cm.

Colouration
Head and body whitish to beige, with scattered melanophores and gentle yellow orange pattern. The pattern of melanophores concentrated at posterior edges of scales, resulting in an imbricated pattern, more intensively on upper body. Caudal peduncle paler than the rest of the body. D1 and D2 with melanophores mostly in upper fin part and with yellowish orange pigments below it.

Description
Body elongate, laterally more compressed towards caudal peduncle. Head of moderate size and depressed. Eyes large. (
28 vertebrae. Scales in lateral series not clear.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I/11; A I/19; P 17.

Food
No informations; probably carnivorous; feeding on small invertebrates.

Reproduction
No informations.

Habitat
350 m. On bottom.


Gymnesigobius medits, holotype, male
Photograph: Francesc Ordinas ©
West of Mallorca Island

 

 

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Distribution
Only at Balearic Islands: west of Mallorca. Very rare.

 

 

Literature on Gymnesigobius medits

 

Schliewen U.K., Kovacic M., Cerwenka A.F., Svensen R.& Ordines F., 2019: Gymnesigobius medits (Teleostei: Gobiidae), a new gobiid genus and species from the western Mediterranean slope bottoms. Zootaxa 4651 (3): 513-530.

 

 

 

 

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Head lateral line system. Drawing Marcelo Kovacic ©

 

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