Ratan goby

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Ratan goby
Ponticola ratan 4.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Benthophilinae
Genus: Ponticola
Species: P. ratan
Binomial name
Ponticola ratan
(Nordmann, 1840)[1]
  • Gobius ratan Nordmann, 1840
  • Neogobius ratan (Nordmann, 1840)
  • Neogobius ratan ratan (Nordmann, 1840)
  • Gobius goebelii Kessler, 1874
  • Neogobius ratan goebeli (Kessler, 1874)
  • Gobius bogdanowi Kessler, 1874
  • Neogobius bogdanowi (Kessler, 1874)

The ratan goby (Ponticola ratan) is a species of goby native to brackish and marine waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Caspian Sea. In the Caspian Sea it is presented by subspecies Ponticola ratan goebeli. It occurs in inshore waters, inhabiting areas with stone or gravel substrates. This species can reach a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) TL.[2]


  1. ^ Nordmann, A. von. 1840. Observations sur la fauna pontique. In: A. de Démidoff. Voyage dans la Russie méridionale et la Crimée. Vol. III: 353-635. Paris.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Ponticola ratan" in FishBase. June 2013 version.

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