Rock Goby (Gobius paganellus)

Also known as Gudgeon, Sand Goby


Also known as Gudgeon, Sand Goby.

Found over inshore intertidal waters, under stones, in rock pools, of sheltered rocky shores, rich in weed cover.
They feed on crustaceans.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 0-15m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean

These Gobies feed by taking a mouthful of sand that is filtered through the gills for tiny creatures.
They make large homes on sandy areas below rocks, with a small entrance that is covered over at night, when predators are near these Gobies dive into the sand and swim through the sand to escape danger. Ref:


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