Rock Goby

Name: Rock Goby

Scientific name: Gobius paganellus

Category: Marine

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A small, elongated, large-headed fish found in rock pools and shallow rocky seas. Grows up to 12cm long. Variable in colour, with darker blotches.

How to identify: Gobies differ from Blennies in having more rounded heads and smaller eyes. There are several similar species which can be difficult to tell apart.

Where: Found all round our coasts.

Fantastic fact: The female Rock Goby lays up to 7000 eggs in a 'nest' amongst seaweed and rocks.

Photograph credit: Paul Naylor


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