Pomatoschistus nanus
   Engin & Innal, 2017

Common names: English: Pygmaean goby
Pygmäengrundel

Synonyms: none

Length: 1.7 cm.

Colouration
Transparent with longitudinal whitish stripe along the lateral midline with five black. Dorsal four whitish saddle-bands. Small dark blotch on upper part of the pectoral-fin base and large dark blotch on the caudal peduncle. Fins transparent, first dorsal fin with a dark stripe.

Description
Body cylindrical, moderately elongate. Eyes dorsolateral. Anterior nostril short and tubular; posterior nostril pore-like. Caudal fin slightly emarginated.
29 - 32 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+8; A I+9-10; P 15-16.

Food
No informations, probably carnivorous.

Reproduction
No informations.

Habitat
30 - 40 m. Soft bottoms. In groups of 15 – 20 individuals either on bottom or hovering approximately 10–30 cm over the substratum. Rare.


Pomatoschistus nanus
Photograph: from Engin & Seyhan, 2017 ©
Antalya, Turkey. Natural habitat.

 


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Distribution
Mediterranean, southern Turkey.

 

 

 

Literature on Pomatoschistus nanus

Engin, S. and D. Seyhan, 2017. A new species of Pomatoschistus (Teleostei, Gobiidae): the Mediterranean’s smallest marine fish. J. Fish Biol. 91:1208-1223.

 

 

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Pomatoschistus nanus
Southern Turkey. On one lira coin.
Photograph: S. Engin ©

 

 

 

 

 

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Drawings from from Engin & Seyhan (2017)






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