Bucchich's goby

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Bucchich's goby
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Gobius
G. bucchichi
Binomial name
Gobius bucchichi
  • Gobius lynx Kessler, 1874
  • Gobius serotinus Sarato, 1891

Bucchich's goby (Gobius bucchichi) is a species of goby native to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea and perhaps the Black Sea.[2][3][4] It has traditionally been considered to be more widespread,[1] but in 2016 the similar incognito goby (G. incognitus) was described. It had been confused with the Bucchich's goby and much information formerly published for this species is now considered to actually be for the incognito goby.[2][5]

The Bucchich's goby prefers coastal waters with a sandy or muddy substrate with seagrass patches or tide pools at depths of from 1 to 30 m (3.3–98.4 ft). Its diet consists of polychaete worms, amphipods, molluscs and algae. This species can reach a total length of up to 10 cm (3.9 in).[4]

The head of the Bucchich's goby


  1. ^ a b Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M., Bariche, M., Tunesi, L. & Goren, M. 2011. Gobius bucchichi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine>. Downloaded on 28 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Kovačić, M.; R. Šanda (2016). "A new species of Gobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Mediterranean Sea and the redescription of Gobius bucchichi". Zootaxa. 4093 (2): 1104–1124.
  3. ^ Patzner, R.A. (5 July 2017). "Gobius bucchichi". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Gobius bucchichi" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  5. ^ Patzner, R.A. (5 July 2017). "Gobius incognitus". Retrieved 10 January 2018.

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