Brief Summary

Read full entry
Sand gobies are small gobies (up to ten centimeters). They can grow up to 10 centimeters in length. They have a suction cup on their belly to attach themselves to stones on the sea bottom. Sand gobies usually lay their eggs in empty shells, which the male guards until they hatch. These gobies eat copepods, gammarids, chameleon shrimp and fish larvae. Sand gobies themselves form an important source of food for large fish such as cod. These predators approach the coast at night to hunt their prey.


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© Copyright Ecomare

Source: Ecomare

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!