Hazeus ingressus
   Engin, Larson & Irmak, 2018

Common names: English: Immigrant goby

Synonyms: none

Length: 3.3 cm.

Whitish-grey, head and body with many irregular rows of dark brown spots on nape and body, those on dorsum usually larger. Distinct pattern of five blackish paired blotches along midline. Whitish longitudinal stripe above lateral midline. Small-interconnected dark brown blotches above pectoral fin base and two small dark brown blotches on upper fin base. Caudal fin transparent, crossed by 4-5 brown vertical bands.

Body cylindrical, moderately elongate. Eyes dorsolateral, top forming part of the dorsal profile with narrow interorbital space. Anterior nostril short and tubular.
25 - 28 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+8; A I+8-9; P 17-18.

No informations, probably carnivorous.

No informations.

5 - 20 m. In sheltered bays in vegetated (the Lessepsian seagrass Halophila stipulacea) soft bottom and sloping habitats. One of the dominant fish species in the area of Inlice Bay/Fethiye (Turkey).

Hazeus ingressus
Photograph: Engin S. ©
Inlice Bay/Fethiye, Turkey.


Species list
General info


Mediterranean, southern Turkey.




Literature on Hazeus ingressus

Engin S., Larson H. & Irmak E., 2018: Hazeus ingressus sp. nov. a new goby species (Perciformes: Gobiidae) and a new invasion in the Mediterranean Sea. Medit. Mar. Sci., 19: 316-325.

Kovacic M., 2020: Checklist of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the Mediterranean Sea and a key for species identification. Zootaxa 4877: 075-101.



Photograph of Hazeus ingressus



Hazeus ingressus
Inlice Bay/Fethiye, Turkey.
Photograph: S. Engin ©






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Drawings from from Engin et al. (2018)

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