Contents 1 Habitat 2 Description 3 Behaviour 4 References

Habitat[edit] This fish prefers to inhabit areas with plenty of weed growth, being found on overgrown structures and in beds of Laminaria or Zostera. They are found in intertidal pools and shallow water to a depth of 20 m.

Description[edit] Gobiusculus flavescens are small, slender gobies, reaching up to 6 cm in length. They are distinct from other gobies in that their eyes are on the side of the head (lateral) rather than on top (dorsal).[2] There is a black spot at the base of the tail fin, and in the males, there is a second, smaller black spot beneath the pectoral fins. They are reddish to greenish brown in colour, paler on the undersides with dark reticulations dorsally. There are four light 'saddle' marks dorsally from the head to the end of the second dorsal fin. Along the midline of the sides are a series of bluish markings. During the breeding season these markings become extremely bright in the males.

Behaviour[edit] Unlike most gobies, this species does not live on the seabed but instead lives in shoals among seagrasses and seaweeds. It feeds on zooplankton such as crustacean larvae. Breeding takes place in the summer. The male becomes territorial and scoops out a nest in the sand, usually under a stone, in which the female lays a batch of eggs. The male then guards the eggs until they hatch. The juvenile fish move into deeper water to spend the winter. The adults usually die after reproducing once.[3]

References[edit] ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Gobiusculus flavescens" in FishBase. June 2013 version. ^ Species information:Gobiusculus flavescens Marlin. ^ "Two-spotted goby: Gobiusculus flavescens (Fabricius)". NatureGate. Retrieved 2013-12-18.  Taxon identifiers Wd: Q953637 ADW: Gobiusculus_flavescens EoL: 204773 FishBase: 74 GBIF: 2378270 ITIS: 171974 IUCN: 18159817 NCBI: 257540 WoRMS: 126898 Retrieved from "" Categories: GobiinaeFish described in 1779Fish of the Atlantic OceanFish of the North SeaFish of the Baltic SeaFish of EuropeHidden categories: Articles with 'species' microformats

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