Vanneaugobius dollfusi
   Brownell, 1978

Common names: English: Dollfus' goby
German: Dollfus-Grundel

Common synonyms: none.

Length: 6 cm.

Fawn, coarse reticulation with brows dots, forming four blotches along midline and one on base of caudal fin. D1 with black spot in lower anterior corner.

First ray of D1 is longest. C rounded. Predorsal area and head naked. Breast with cycloid scales. Body with ctenoid scales. Uppermost and lowermost scales on base of C with elongated ctenii. Anterior nostril tubular.
26-29 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI-VII; D2 I+9-10; A I+8-9; P 16-17.

No informations, probably carnivorous.

No informations.

30 - 110 m. Coralline ground, shell-gravel, sand with rocky outcrops, mud and sandy silt bottom. Rare.

Vanneaugobius dollfusi
Drawing from Brownell, 1978



Species list
General info


Mediterranean: central Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea; Atlantic Sea: Morocco.







Literature on Vanneaugobius dollfusi



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.

Brownell C. L., 1978: Vanneaugobius dollfusi, a new genus and species of small gobiid with divided ventrals from Morocco (Pisces: Gobiodei). Trans. R. Soc. S. Africa 43: 135-145.

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

Kovacic M., 2008: Live colouration, morphology and habitat of Vanneaugobius dollfusi (Gobiidae) in the northern Adriatic Sea. J. Fish Biol. 73:.1019-1023.

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.

Miller P.J., 1990: Gobiidae. p. 925-951. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon, SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2.

Pallaoro A. & M. Kovacic, 2000: Vanneaugobius dollfusi Brownell, 1978 a rare fish new to the Adriatic Sea. J. Fish Biol. 55: 255-257.







Drawings of Vanneaugobius dollfusi


Holotype. Drawings from Brownell, 1978


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