Syrman goby

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Syrman goby
Ponticola syrman.jpg
Syrman goby from the Budaki Lagoon, SW Ukraine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Benthophilinae
Genus: Ponticola
Species: 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. 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 syrman" in FishBase. June 2013 version.