Leopard-spotted goby

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Leopard-spotted goby
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Thorogobius
Species: T. ephippiatus
Binomial name
Thorogobius ephippiatus
(R. T. Lowe, 1839)
  • Gobius ephippiatus R. T. Lowe, 1839
  • Gobius thori F. de Buen, 1928
  • Gobius forsteri Corbin, 1958

Thorogobius ephippiatus, the leopard-spotted goby, is a species of goby native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.[2]


This species can reach a length of 13 centimetres (5.1 in) TL.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found along the Atlantic coasts from the Skagerrak to Madeira, extending into the Mediterranean. This species inhabits vertical rock faces with crevices in which to hide. Sometimes it can be found in deep tide pools. It occurs at depths of from 6 to 40 metres (20 to 131 ft) though usually no deeper than 12 metres (39 ft).[2]


  1. ^ Williams, J.T.; Herler, J. & Kovacic, M. (2014). "Thorogobius ephippiatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T198669A45119519. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Thorogobius ephippiatus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.