Lesueurigobius friesii (Malm, 1874)
Fries's goby
photo by Noren, M.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 11 years
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 130 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Spain to Skagerrak and Kattegat; Mauritania (Cape Corbiero to Nouakchott). Also in the Mediterranean (into Sea of Marmara);
Diagnosis:  Yellowish-brown spots on body and dorsal fins. Distinct sense-papillae between the eyes (Ref. 35388). nape scaled and lateral line system with antero-dorsal longitudinal neuromast rows g long and h reduced to a few papillae (Ref. 86376)
Biology:  Cryptobenthic, burrowing in muddy sand or mud; often associated with a decapod crustacean Nephrops norvegicus (Ref. 5299). Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 4696). Eggs are deposited in burrows (Ref. 35388).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 19.03.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.07.07
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 12.03.99

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