Deltentosteus quadrimaculatus (Valenciennes, 1837)
Four-spotted goby
Deltentosteus quadrimaculatus
photo by Luquet, D.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  10.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 333 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea: southern Bay of Biscay to Gibraltar and Saharian grounds (26°-19°N).
Diagnosis:  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:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.01.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 03.05.16

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