BIOTIC Species Information for Gobius cobitis
Researched byKaren Riley Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byProf. Robert Patzner
Scientific nameGobius cobitis Common nameGiant goby
MCS CodeZG463 Recent SynonymsGobius capito

PhylumChordata SubphylumVertebrata
SuperclassGnathostomata ClassOsteichthyes
SubclassTeleostei OrderPerciformes
Suborder FamilyGobiidae
GenusGobius Speciescobitis

Additional InformationGobius cobitis is Britain's largest goby. It inhabits high shore rock pools, often with a fresh water input. Although limited to the south west of England it is also found further afield, from the western English Channel to Morocco, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Suez.
Taxonomy References Wheeler, 1994, Miller, 1986, Howson & Picton, 1997, Froese & Pauly, 2000(a), Pallas, 1831,
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