Mushroom goby

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Mushroom goby
Mushroom goby in aquarium.jpg
Mushroom goby from the Sukhyi Estuary, Black Sea, SW Ukraine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Benthophilinae
Genus: Ponticola
Species: P. eurycephalus
Binomial name
Ponticola eurycephalus
(Kessler, 1874)
  • Gobius eurycephalus Kessler, 1874
  • Neogobius eurycephalus (Kessler, 1874)
  • Neogobius platyrostris odessicus Pinchuk, 1977
  • Neogobius eurycephalus odessicus Pinchuk, 1977

The mushroom goby (Ponticola eurycephalus) is a species of goby native to the Black Sea where it can be found along the coasts from Bulgaria to the Crimea. Mostly a species of marine and brackish waters, it is known to enter fresh waters in the delta of the Danube River. This species prefers inshore waters with rocks or fallen trees. This species can reach a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) TL.[2]


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. 2011. Ponticola eurycephalus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 19 September 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Ponticola eurycephalus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.

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