|C. name : Black goby||S.name : Gobius niger|
|Photo : Espen Rekdal||Location : Taanes, Southern NORWAY|
|depth : 5m||Date : Jul 1999|
Wide distribution from western Africa to western Norway.
Distinguished from other European gobys by the fact that the 4 spine in the first dorsal finn is the longest.
Old males are blueish black.
Maksimum length is 17cm.
Lives on sand and silty localities, mor uncommon on hard substrate between algae.
Matures in 2 years. Spawning in May. The eggs (6000) are guarded by the male in roof of burrow.
Internet: Espen.Rekdal@ifm.uib.no (University in Bergen)
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