Two-spotted goby

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.

The Two-spotted goby lives in the demersal, non-migratory, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - m environment.

Two-spotted goby; Spotted goby; Spotted fringefin goby; Four-spotted goby; Black-spotted goby; Spotted prawn-goby; Leopard-spotted goby; Goby; Freshwater goby; Giant goby; Goby minnow; Neon goby; Rock goby; Round goby; Slender goby; Monkey goby; Tubenose goby; Pallid goby; Fire goby; Coral goby; Clown goby; Black goby; More

Two-spotted goby research at NTNU = For over a decade, our research team has been investigating various aspects of the biology and behavioral ecology of the two-spotted goby, Gobiusculus flavescens. More

Two-spotted Goby in Google Images * Gobiusculus flavescens in Google Images Search the Web: More about these sites . More

The two-spotted goby is unusual amongst gobies in that it spends most of its life swimming above the seabed rather than resting on it. More

a fish, the two-spotted goby (Gobiusculus flavescens, Gobiidae), for which a male preference for colorful females has been demonstrated. We offered males a choice between two stimulus females of different size, controlling for female color and stage of egg maturation. More

two-spotted goby (Gobiusculus flavescens), a useful fish model for the study of sexual selection whose genetic mating system remains uncharacterized. More

Distribution: The two-spotted goby can be found anywhere along the Norwegian coast, as far north as Vesterålen (Nordland/Troms). It lives in shallow waters, hiding among algae. More

fecundity in the two-spotted goby was among the lowest. We suggest that the low variation limits the potential fecundity benefit to be gained by a male selecting females on the basis of size alone. More

the two-spotted goby hovers above kelp to feed on plankton, but returns to the sea bed at night to rest among seaweeds. Unfortunately for them, gobies are just the right size to make tasty morsels for larger fish, hence the camouflage colours of many species. More

The two-spotted goby (figure 1) is a small marine fish within the family Gobiidae. This is the largest family of marine teleosts with close to 2000 species (Nelson, 1994). Most of these species are less than 10 cm. More

Common names

Babka czarnoplamka in Polish (polski)
Beneklikaya baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Beneklikaya balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Ghiozzetto bipuntato in Italian (Italiano)
Gobie à deux taches in French (français)
gobie nageur in French (français)
Gobie nageuse in French (français)
Gobio nadador in Spanish (español)
Gobiusculus flavescens in Dutch (Nederlands)
Mac siobháin buí in Gaelic, Irish
Mac siobháin buí in Irish (Gaeilge)
Schnappgrundel in German (Deutsch)
Schnappküling in German (Deutsch)
Seitsenruototokko in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Sjustrålig smörbult in Swedish (Svenska)
spotted goby in English
Tangkutling in Norwegian (Norsk)
Toplettet kutling in Danish (dansk)
Tvíprikkuti stubbi in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Two spot goby in English
Two-spotted goby in English
twospotted goby in English
twospotted goby in Unknown
Γωβιός in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κηλιδογωβιός in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κωβιός in Greek (Ελληνικά)
黃體尻鰕虎魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黄体尻鰕虎鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Gobiidae
Genus : Gobiusculus
Species : Gobiusculus flavescens
Authority : Fabricius, 1779