Bucchich's goby

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Bucchich's goby
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Gobius
Species: G. bucchichi
Binomial name
Gobius bucchichi
Steindachner, 1870
Synonyms
  • Gobius lynx Kessler, 1874
  • Gobius serotinus Sarato, 1891

Bucchich's goby (Gobius bucchichi), also known as the anemone goby, is a species of goby native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean off Portugal and Morocco, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea[1][2][3] where it prefers coastal waters with a sandy or muddy substrate with seagrass patches or tide pools at depths of from 1 to 30 metres (3.3 to 98.4 ft). It lives in association with the anemone Anemonia sulcata, hiding amongst its tentacles when threatened. Its diet consists of polychaete worms, amphipods, molluscs and algae. This species can reach a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

The head of the Bucchich's goby

References[edit]

  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 Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Gobius bucchichi" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  3. ^ Debelius, H. (1997). Mediterranean and Atlantic Fish Guide. ISBN 978-3925919541