Steven's goby (Gobius gasteveni)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandKnown from the English Channel, the southern Irish Sea as well as east of the Isle of Man.
HabitatSteven's goby is an offshore benthic species usually found on muddy sand and coarser deposits at depths between 35-100 m.
- Up to 12 cm in length.
- Anterior nostril with thin tentacle.
- First dorsal fin with 6 spines; second with 14 soft rays.
- Pale grey to fawn in colour.
- Four brownish midlateral blotches below the second dorsal fin.
- White spots on the cheek and opercle.
Additional informationGobies are notably hard to identify and the position and form of facial pores and rows must be noted and reference to Whitehead et al. (1986) or similar taxonomic guides must be made.
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Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
Whitehead, P.J.P., Bauchot, M.-L., Hureau, J.-C., Nielson, J. & Tortonese, E. 1986. Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Vol. I, II & III. Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
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Last Updated: 02/06/2008