Giant goby - Gobius cobitis - General information
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| Researched by:
|| Refereed by:
||Prof. Robert Patzner
||Sea squirts, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals
||Ray-finned fish, e.g. sturgeon, eels, fin fish, gobies, blennies, and seahorses
| Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland
||The distribution of Gobius cobitis in Britain is restricted to the south-west coast of England, from Wembury to the Isles of Scilly.
| Habitat information
||In Britain, Gobius cobitis is found typically in the intertidal in high shore rock pools on sheltered shores. It is often found in brackish water with Ulva spp. present in the rockpools.
||The giant goby has relatively small and well spaced eyes, a short tail stalk and a deep body throughout its length. Greyish to olive brown in colour with 'pepper and salt' speckling. Dark blotches appear along and below the lateral midline. The edges of the dorsal, tail and anal fins are light greyish in colour. Breeding males are darker in colour than females. It reaches up to 27 cm in length.
This review can be cited as follows:
Karen Riley 2005.
Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line].
Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3396>