Common goby - Pomatoschistus microps - General information
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| Researched by:
|| Refereed by:
||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 common goby is found along all British and Irish coasts.
| Habitat information
||Pomatoschistus microps is an extremely abundant fish in Britain. It is often found in tide-pools, estuaries, salt marshes and brackish land-locked lagoons. Although the common goby prefers open water areas of bare muddy or sandy sediment, it is often found amongst dense vegetation.
||The common goby is a small goby growing up to 6 cm in length. The top of the head, nape and throat are scaleless. It is grey or sandy in colour, often with darker blotches across the back and faint marks along the side of the body. There is also a dark area at the base of the pectoral fins and tail fin.
This review can be cited as follows:
Karen Riley 2003.
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=4181>