Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 115 m (Ref. 5299), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Eastern Atlantic: off Agadir, Morocco (Ref. 5299). Collected from Adriatic Sea (Split, Veliki Drvenik Island, Mljet Island, and Palagruza Island) (Ref. 36186).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Distinguished by the following characteristics: Fins (n = 28) DI VI; D2 1/9-10 (9:1, 10: 27); A 1/9;
P 15- 17(15:2, 16: 12, 17: 14); C (branched rays) 14- 15(14: 12, 15:5, d: 11); V 1/5, separate; first spine of Dl longest, very prominent in males which may, depressed, reach the D2 8; scales (n = 28) ctenoid, breast cycloid; LL 26 - 29 (26: 4, 27: 10, 28: 10, 29: 4); TR 7 - 8 (7: 11, 8: 8, d: 11); uppermost and lower most scales on caudal fin origin more or less elongated, of triangular shape with pointed posterior tip and long ctenii which decrease in size towards tip of scale (Ref. 86376).
Found on sand with rocky outcrops (Ref. 5299).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Miller, P.J., 1990. Gobiidae. p. 925-951. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon, SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 5299)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .