Black goby

This fish reaches a length of 18 centimetres .

The black goby (Gobius niger) is a species of goby found in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. It inhabits estuaries, lagoons, and inshore water over seagrass and algae. It feeds on a variety of invertebrates and sometimes small fish. More

River Adur, Black Goby location in autumn Locations: Old Fort pools adjacent to the Training Wall, River Adur, at Shoreham Beach, Sussex. (outer estuary) Kingston Beach, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. (outer estuary) Outer Estuary main stream, River Adur, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. More

The New Zealand black goby, Gobiopsis atrata, is a goby of the family Gobiidae, found around northern New Zealand to depths of about 30 m, in reef areas of broken rock and sand or mud. Its length is between 5 and 10 cm. More

Black Goby (gobius niger) Gobies are numerous in most places around the UK. The black goby is bigger that other gobies and grow up to 17cm long.Slightly fuller body than most gobies, the 1st dorsal fin is taller and more crest like in the male than in the female. More

Black goby live among stones and bladder wracks, lurking for prey. Leaning on the bottom, with their characteristically united abdominal fins, black goby observe their surroundings with big bulging eyes seeking their prey, such as worms, mollusc and crustaceans. They inhabit bottoms alone or in pairs. More

Habitat: The black goby lives in sandy or muddy areas or on rock that is covered by sediment. It can tolerate reduced salinity and so is also found in estuaries, lagoons and sea loughs. It mainly feeds on small crustaceans, small fish, molluscs and worms. More

of the black goby is elongated. Cornish Sucker Lepadogaster lepadogaster Outside Cornwall the Cornish Sucker is known as the shore clingfish. It is very common, found in rock pools and under boulders on rocky beaches. More

Black goby (Gobius niger) hiding in colony of Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) and hydrozoans (Hydrozoa sp. More

Order : Perciformes
Family : Gobiidae
Genus : Gobius
Species : Gobius niger
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758