Syrman goby

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Syrman goby
Ponticola syrman.jpg
Syrman goby from the Budaki Lagoon, SW Ukraine
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Ponticola
P. syrman
Binomial name
Ponticola syrman
(Nordmann, 1840)
  • Gobius syrman Nordmann, 1840
  • Neogobius syrman (Nordmann, 1840)
  • Gobius trautvetteri Kessler, 1859
  • Gobius eurystomus Kessler, 1877
  • Neogobius syrman eurystomus (Kessler, 1877)
  • Gobius hybridus Iljin, 1956

The Syrman goby (Ponticola syrman) is a species of goby native to marine, brackish and probably fresh waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Caspian Sea basins. They inhabit inshore waters with substrates composed of shell fragments, sand, mud or muddy sand. This species can reach a length of 24.5 centimetres (9.6 in) TL.[2]

The head of the Syrman goby


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). "Ponticola syrman". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: T188116A8643348. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T188116A8643348.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Ponticola syrman" in FishBase. June 2013 version.