Slender Goby (Gobius geniporus)

Also known as Gudgeon, Sand Goby


Also known as Gudgeon, Sand Goby.

Found over mud, sand and in seagrass beds over inshore reefs.
They feed on crustaceans.
Length - 16cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread 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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