Giant goby

The Giant goby lives in the demersal, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

The Giant goby (Gobius cobitis) is a coastal fish of Southern European waters. It is the largest goby found in the British Isles, although there it has only been recorded in Cornwall and the Channel Islands. More

Britain's largest native species of goby, the giant goby is greyish to olive brown (4) with 'pepper and salt' freckling, which is particularly marked in smaller fish (5). The deep body is covered in small scales, the eyes are small and the tail stalk is short. More

Common names

bigmouth sleeper in English
Bocón in Spanish (español)
Dormeur in French (français)
Giant goby in English
Guabine in English
guavina in Spanish (español)
guavina bocón in Spanish (español)
guavina de ley in Spanish (español)
Kitatorkkuja in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Stormundet sovekutling in Danish (dansk)
大口呆塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
大口呆塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Eleotridae
Genus : Gobiomorus
Species : Gobiomorus dormitor
Authority : Lacep