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Pomatoschistus minutus

(Pallas, 1770)


John de Jong Dikkopje (Pomatoschistus minutus) in de Oosterschelde. Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-330 | Datum: 12-5-12 14:53 | Resolutie: 1280 x 960 | ISO-waarde: 320 | Belichtingstijd: 1/80s | Diafragma: 22.0 | Brandpuntsafstand: 50,0mm (~96.1mm) | Flits: Flash fired +10 diopter and 2x Ikelite DS160/161 strobes.

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 13 May 2012
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
Jim Anderson Pomatoschistus minutus Loch Fyne, Scotland

Ken Thongpila Wow, Nice shot Jim :-) Can you also tell us the camera details and setting too please?

Jim Anderson NEX-5 in Nauticam with Subsee +10 and 2 inon d-2000 flashes.

Ken Thongpila Camera setting too please :-) Then will be perfect details...

Jim Anderson #Ken 1/160 @ f20

Jim Anderson ISO 200

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 18 Feb 2012
Chris Barrett Does anyone have any information on the author A.M.Wiederholm? He/she seems to have done a lot of goby studies. What I'm really after, is whether this person is male or female! Thank you in advance

Marco Faasse Her name is Anne-Marie (A.-M.) Wiederholm.

Chris Barrett Wondeful! Thank you Marco :)

Chris Barrett *wonderful :P

Andy Horton Pomatoschistus minutus and P. microps have fascinated me since back in about 1982. I see them on the shore but not so often both at the same time and if I did P. microps was to be found in shallow sandy pools further up the shore than P. minutus. In aquaria P. minutus lived for up to 18 months and P. microps up to 15 months.

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