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Temporal range: 23–0 Ma
Early Miocene to Present[1]
Gobius paganellus.jpg
Gobius paganellus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Gobius
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Gobius niger
Linnaeus, 1758

Cabotichthys Whitley, 1940
Macrogobius de Buen, 1930

Gobius is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae native to fresh, brackish and marine waters of and around Europe, Africa and Asia. It contains the typical gobies, being the type genus of its subfamily Gobiinae and family and the namesake genus of its suborder Gobioidei.

Fossil of Gobius ignotus


There are currently 28 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J.J.Jr (2002). "A Compendium of Fossil Marine Animal Genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology,. 363: 1-560. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b Kovačić, M. & Šanda, R. (2016): A new species of Gobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Mediterranean Sea and the redescription of Gobius bucchichi. Journal of Fish Biology, 88 (3): 1104-1124.
  3. ^ Iglésias, S.P., Frotté, L. & Sellos, D.Y. (2015): Gobius salamansa, a new species of goby (Gobiidae) from the Cape Verde Islands supported by a unique cephalic lateral line system and DNA barcoding. Ichthyological Research, 63 (3): 356-369.