Giant Goby (Gobius Cobitis)

Latin name: Gobius cobitis
Common name: Giant goby
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Gobius

Distribution: Mediterranean, Black Sea, Atlantic to Western Channell.

Habitat: Shallow rocky places, in tide pools, inbetween weeds.

Shape: Large head with angle of jaw not reaching the eyes; large lips; fins with rays.

Size: 27 cm.

Colour: Basic green and yellowish; males dusky.

Did you know? This fish is estimated to be the largest goby of the Mediterranean.

Protected under Gibraltar's Nature Protection Ordinance