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Discussion in '2019 LRF/light game species comp' started by Snork84, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Snork84

    Snork84 Member

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    Scott, there's a load of gobies in the Med with that characteristic line of black dots down the side; black, Roule's, Couch's, Slender, & Bucchich's. Identification between them is nails (counting scales!) So I'm pretty much leaving it at "Goby" unless its5one of the obvious variations!
     
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    Just trying to help you out. :)

    You’re right that identifying gobies can be tricky but having caught hundreds and undertaken a fair amount of research into Med goby species as well I’m pretty good at it. :unsure:

    The elongated fin rays on the first dorsal fin that are clearly visible in your photo are a key distinguishing feature of the black goby that most of the others you mention don’t have.

    It’s definitely not a Bucchichi’s goby. The eye of a Bucchichi’s goby has a prominent dark mark in the iris in front and behind the pupil and a slightly less prominent mark in the iris above the pupil. The markings that run through the eye continue across the head forming an incomplete V. It’s also much lighter in colour with several rows of brown spots.

    Bucchichi’s Goby.
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    V shaped head markings.
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    Here’s a fantastic website I often use to improve my Med goby ID skills that’s superb.

    http://www.patzner.sbg.ac.at/Gobiidae/GobiidaeGeneral.htm
     
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  3. Snork84

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    Thanks Scott, that's really helpful detail. The goby website looks like a great resource too, I'm mostly relying on my Louisy guide which is great, but doesn't always have ALL the details.
     
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    22.Blue Runner. Carmax crysos.

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    PSX_20191012_114634.jpg 23. Red Sea Sweeper. (Pempheris rhomboidea)
     
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    24. Painted Comber. Serranus Scriba

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    25. Lionfish (Pterois miles) PSX_20191022_112537.jpg
     
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    Nice
     
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    26. Rusty blenny. Parablennius sanguinolentus
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