Rock Goby Gobius paganellus

Rock Gobies
Rock Gobies with shrimp Rock gobies with shrimp in foreground.
The Rock Goby is native to coasts and rockpools of the northeastern Atlantic from Scotland to Senegal, including the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Rock Goby
Rock Goby
Rock Goby
It grows to 12cm long. It has cryptic camouflage against the rocks but is often left behind in tidal rock pools and is easy to pick out with its dark and white barred pattern.
Rock Goby
Rock Goby
Rock Goby
It can also be found in brakish and even fresh waters. When breeding, the male invites the female to lay eggs under a rock or shell which he will then guard until the eggs hatch.