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Deltentosteus quadrimaculatus  (Valenciennes, 1837)

Four-spotted goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Deltentosteus: Greek, deltos, ou = small board + Greek, entos = inside + Greek, osteon = bone (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range ? - 333 m (Ref. 56504).   Subtropical; 45°N - 19°N

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Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea: southern Bay of Biscay to Gibraltar and Saharian grounds (26°-19°N).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53342)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished by the following characteristics: Fins: Dl V - IV (V:l, VI: 29), D2 1/7 - 10 (7: 1, 9: 28, 10:1), A 1/9 - 10 (9: 28, 10:2), P 18 - 20 (18: 19, 19: 8, 20: 3). Scales: LL 33 - 36 (33:1, 34: 8, 35: 14, 36: 5, d: 2) (Ref. 86376)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibenthic over sand or muddy sand (Ref. 5299). Meiofauna feeder (Ref. 92840). Up to depth of 90 m (Ref. 5299) but collected up to depth of 333 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Miller, P.J., 1990. Gobiidae. p. 925-951. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon, SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 5299)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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