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Gobius niger

Linnaeus, 1758


Uwe Schmolke Gobius niger

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 14 Nov 2013
Guglielmo Placitelli Gobius niger. Adriatic sea. Canon G12.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Nov 2013
Claudio Giulianini In Baiona ci sono anche i Gobius niger e un sacco di altre bellissime creature. Nikon D200 - 105 mm - f/16 - 1/200 - ISO 100- Sea&Sea YS 120 + 60

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 30 Sep 2013
Marco Gallucci gobius niger m/n nicole wreck conero coast

Greotti Cesare BEL SCATTO Marco Gallucci

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 11 Jul 2013
Adriano Morettin Gobius niger with prey. Bacoli, Naples, Tirrenian Sea. Nikon D800E, Nikon 105 micro with Retra Lsd snoot. 1/250 f.22 100 Iso

Raffaele Livornese Grande Adriano, il Re dello Snoot!!! :D

Fabio Strazzi Stunning shot

JoAnn Adams wow!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 08 Jul 2013
Adriano Morettin Ghiozzo nero (Gobius niger) con verme in bocca !!! Laguna di Bacoli, Napoli. Nikon D800E, Nikon 105 micro, flash Seacam 150 con snoot Retra LSD. 1/125 f.16 100 Iso

Jean-marie De Bruyn Amazing picture!

DivemasterAcademy PL amazing !

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Jul 2013
Claudio Giulianini In Baiona ci sono anche i Gobius niger e un sacco di altre bellissime creature. Nikon D200 - 105 mm - f/16 - 1/200 - ISO 100- Sea&Sea YS 120 + 60

Tullio Foti Molto bella,ma è un Ghiozzo nero o un paganello ?Grazie Claudio.

Claudio Giulianini Gobius niger .................. per correttezza modifico anche il post

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Sep 2013
Uwe Schmolke Gobius niger

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 14 Nov 2013
Guglielmo Placitelli Gobius niger. Adriatic sea. Canon G 12.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 06 Nov 2013
Daniel Versteeg Mom ( or Dad ) Gobius Niger protecting her/his eggs, Grevelingen lake, The Netherlands Olympus EPL-5 with single strobe S-2000 ISO400, 60mm, f/14, 1/80sec

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 04 Aug 2013
Alberto Gallucci Gobius niger with annelid in mouth Bacoli Lagoon, Tyrrhenian Sea

Sylvie Lalane wahouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Stuart Pearce Great shot :)

Alberto Gallucci Thanks Sylvie! Thanks Stuart! :-)

Antonio Colacino Wow ;) What a shot :)

Alberto Gallucci Thanks a lot, Antonio!!! :-)

Marco Paravella ottimo colpo

Alberto Gallucci Thank you Marco! :-)

Greotti Cesare BRAVISSIMO OTTIMO PRIMO PIANO! COMPLIMENTI!

Alberto Gallucci Grazie Cesare!!! :-)

Rosario Scariati Complimenti Alberto Gallucci

Alberto Gallucci Grazie mille Rosario!!! :-)

Michele Lipari (y)

Ernst Andres @ Right time...well done Alberto (Y)

Alberto Gallucci Grazie Michele!

Alberto Gallucci Thank you Ernst!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 18 Oct 2013
Claudio Giulianini

Greotti Cesare Gobius niger?

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 04 Jul 2013
Claudio Giulianini In Baiona ci sono anche i Gobius niger e un sacco di altre bellissime creature. Nikon D200 - 105 mm - f/16 - 1/200 - ISO 100- Sea&Sea YS 120 + 60

Tullio Foti Molto bella,ma è un Ghiozzo nero o un paganello ?Grazie Claudio.

Claudio Giulianini Gobius niger .................. per correttezza modifico anche il post

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Sep 2013
Rudolf Svensen Black goby (Gobius niger) eats sand goby (Pomatoschistus minutus). The whole thing happened very fast and I managed two shots before the sand goby was gone. Nikon D300 in Subal housing, two Subtronuc flashes, manual setting, f11, 1/250 , iso 200. Image captured during a night dive in Norway.

Alistair Merrifield Great timing - you are lucky to come across behaviour like this!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 13 Jan 2012
Erling Svensen I have some problems with this one. Flabellina something, but what? All help is appreciated....

Arne Kuilman Flabellina pellucida, see http://www.seawater.no/fauna/mollusca/Fpellucida.html (I assumend you saw in in Norway?)

Christian Skauge I agree I think - a very pale F. pellucida :-)

Gonçalo Calado it resembles a lot Calma glaucoides, or Calma gobioophaga. Was it on a fish spawn?

Erling Svensen Clever people in this group. Thanks!

Erling Svensen Sitting on a kelp leaf. Very small one, only 1 cm long.

John de Jong Nice pic.

Torjus Haukvik I was also thinking Calma. If thats correct, it's the 4th documented find in Norway.

Torjus Haukvik C. glaucoides to be spesific.

João Pedro Silva Here's a recent shot of C. gobioophaga: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7229842190/

Erling Svensen I agree, I DO looks like the C. glaucoides. http://www.seaslugforum.net/showall/calmglau

David Kipling The cerata have the wrong "feel" for a Flabellina. They seem to be in vertically-held pairs (or threes), and are quite thick. I've never seen a Calma but I agree it is a much better match. How exciting!

Torjus Haukvik I looked at the description in Thompson and Brown (1984), and the description on Sea Slug Forum how to distinguish if from C. gobioophaga, and I would say C. glaucoides.

Gonçalo Calado The picture matches C. glaucoides, yes, despite propodial tentacles are a bit larger that I'm used to. Friele & Hansen (1875) described this species for the Norwegian coasts as Eolis albicans, but the original description matches that of Alder & Hancock (1845-55).

Becky Hitchin gobioophaga? does it eat goby eggs?

Gonçalo Calado Yes. At least Gobius niger in Portugal

Becky Hitchin ah, it's nice when the Latin makes sense :)

Gonçalo Calado That was the point when naming the new species ;)

David Kipling Doris inconspicua. Still haven't found one of those ...

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 31 May 2012
René WeteringsGobius niger “ Lake Grevelingen, The Netherlands Olympus E-PL2 with Olympus housing PT-EP03 Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro Wet lens: Subsee +10 Camera settings: f/16 1/160s ISO200 Strobes: Inon Z-240 + Inon D-2000 (both type 2)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 05 Jul 2013
René WeteringsGobius niger “ Lake Grevelingen, The Netherlands Olympus E-PL2 with Olympus housing PT-EP03 Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro Wet lens: Subsee +10 Camera settings: f/16 1/160s ISO200 Strobes: Inon Z-240 + Inon D-2000 (both type 2)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 05 Jul 2013
René Weterings "Gobius niger playing hide and seek" (Lake "Grevelingen", The Netherlands) Olympus E-PL2 with Olympus PT-EP03 housing 14-42mm @ 42mm + Subsee +10 Inon Z-240 + D-2000 f/18 1/180s ISO200

Message posted on UWphotographers on 02 Nov 2012
René Weterings "Gobius niger" (Lake "Grevelingen", The Netherlands) Olympus E-PL2 with Olympus PT-EP03 housing 14-42mm @ 34mm + Subsee + 10 Inon Z-240 + D-2000 f/22 1/180s ISO200

Suzan Meldonian I love gobies

René Weterings Me too! And we've got lots of them here in The Netherlands!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 31 Oct 2012
João Pedro Silva "Gobius niger of the world, beware..."

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 08 Jun 2012
Darryl Mayer Can anyone find me an ID for this beautifully dark specimen? Loch Sunart in 12m of water. Cheers

Chris Barrett My guess would be a rock goby, Gobius paganellus)

Chris Barrett The lighter band along the top of the first dorsal fin is distinguishing of this species

Andy Horton Gobius paganellus

Marco Faasse I don't know of other native gobies with a yellow/orange/ margin to the dorsal fins than the rock goby, Gobius paganellus.

Chris Barrett My comments seem to have gone, but yes, definitely Gobius paganellus

Marco Faasse Maybe too many comments at the same moment, Chris. Andy and me replied in the same second, and maybe you too.

Darryl Mayer Many thanks guys. Rock Gobies in the books I have all seem to be much lighter in shading/colour. This really was this dark/black. Cheers.

Andy Horton I think this may be the male darkening up in breeding livery. But the Rock Goby is generally blacker than the Black Goby, Gobius niger, which also goes black in breeding livery.

Sharon Hills lovely pic :-)

Andy Horton http://www.glaucus.org.uk/rockgoby.htm

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Perciformes (Order)
              Gobiidae (Family)
                Gobius (Genus)
                  Gobius niger (Species)
Associated Species