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Black Goby Gobius niger Length to 16cm<br />
Similar proportions to Rock Goby, often with similar colouration too. Favours estuaries and sheltered coasts with muddy substrates; often in eelgrass beds. Adult is uniformly black in some individuals but typically marbled brown and grey-buff. 1st dorsal fin is typically pointed, rather than curved) and lacks a pale margin. Both dorsal fins usually show a dark spot at the front. Has fewer than 50 scales along lateral line. Locally common, S and W only.
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Black Goby Gobius niger Length to 16cm
Similar proportions to Rock Goby, often with similar colouration too. Favours estuaries and sheltered coasts with muddy substrates; often in eelgrass beds. Adult is uniformly black in some individuals but typically marbled brown and grey-buff. 1st dorsal fin is typically pointed, rather than curved) and lacks a pale margin. Both dorsal fins usually show a dark spot at the front. Has fewer than 50 scales along lateral line. Locally common, S and W only.

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Date: 13 Feb 2011
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Credit: LEE MORGAN/NPL
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