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Norway Goby

Pomatoschistus norvegicus (Collett 1902)

Diagnostic Description

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Distinguished by the following characteristics: dark spot in rear end of first dorsal fin. Scales on the back of first dorsal fin, no scales on breast (Ref. 35388); fins: Dl VI, D2 1/8 - 9 (8: 1, 9:4), A 1/9, P 16 - 17 (16: 1,17: 4), C 15 principle rays (12 branched rays), V I/5+5/I; scales: abraded, breast naked (no scale pockets); narrow attachment of the branchiostegal membrane on the isthmus; lateral line system: anterior section of row i and supralabial section of row d insingle series; longitudinal suborbital row b anteriorly ending below anterior third to halfof eye; suborbital transversal rows c2 and c4 penetrating through longitudinal row d, lastrow c passing row d; male specimen shows the characteristic colouration with ablack spot in the rear of Dl and 11 dark vertical striae on the sides, pigmented breast andventral disc (Ref. 86376).
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Biology

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Found offshore on mud and coarse shell deposits (Ref. 4696). Can hybridize with Pomatoschistus lozanoi (Ref. 35388).
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Norway goby

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Pomatoschistus norvegicus, the Norway goby, is a species of goby native to the eastern Atlantic from Lofoten to the western English Channel and has also been recorded from the Mediterranean Sea. It occurs in offshore waters at depths of from 18 to 325 metres (59 to 1,066 ft), being found on substrates of mud or coarse shell fragments. This species can reach a length of 8 centimetres (3.1 in) TL.[2]

References

  1. ^ Herler, J.; Williams, J.T. & Kovacic, M. (2014). "Pomatoschistus norvegicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T198552A45110070. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T198552A45110070.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pomatoschistus norvegicus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
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Norway goby: Brief Summary

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Pomatoschistus norvegicus, the Norway goby, is a species of goby native to the eastern Atlantic from Lofoten to the western English Channel and has also been recorded from the Mediterranean Sea. It occurs in offshore waters at depths of from 18 to 325 metres (59 to 1,066 ft), being found on substrates of mud or coarse shell fragments. This species can reach a length of 8 centimetres (3.1 in) TL.

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