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Gobiusculus flavescens (Two-spotted goby; Spotted goby; twospotted goby)

Synonyms: Coryphopterus flavescens; Gobius flauescens; Gobius flavescens; Gobius ruthensparri; Gobius ruuthensparri; Gobius rvvthensparri
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Wikipedia Abstract

The two-spotted goby (Gobiusculus flavescens) is a species of goby native to marine and brackish waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean where it can be found from the Faeroes and Norway to the northwestern coast of Spain. It has also been recorded from Estonia though records from the Mediterranean Sea are uncertain. They are common on all coasts of the United Kingdom. This species can reach a length of 6 centimetres (2.4 in) TL.
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Maximum Longevity [1]  2 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ascrib, Isay and Dunvegan 6388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Flamborough Head 15597 England, United Kingdom  
Isle of May 882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Wight Downs 1141 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Roag Lagoons 108 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Devon Shore Dock 843 England, United Kingdom  
South Hams 320 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The Vadills 154 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Yell Sound Coast 3807 Scotland, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Acartia clausi[2]
Pandalus montagui (Aesop shrimp)[2]
Podon intermedius[2]
Pseudocalanus elongatus[2]
Temora longicornis[2]
Tisbe furcata[2]


Ctenolabrus rupestris (Rock cook)[3]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Loligo vulgaris (European Squid)[2]
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)[4]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[4]
Trisopterus capelanus (Poor cod)[4]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[5]
Apatemon gracilis[5]
Asymphylodora demeli[5]
Bothriocephalus scorpii[5]
Brachyphallus crenatus[5]
Bunocotyle cingulata[5]
Cryptocotyle concava[5]
Cryptocotyle lingua[5]
Derogenes varicus[5]
Echinorhynchus gadi[5]
Gyrodactylus arcuatus[5]
Gyrodactylus flavescensis[5]
Hemiurus communis[5]
Hysterothylacium auctum <Unverified Name>[5]
Lecithaster confusus[5]
Podocotyle atomon[5]
Polymorphus minutus[5]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[5]
Schistocephalus solidus[5]


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Baltic Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Channel Islands; Denmark; Eastern Atlantic: Faeroes, Vesterålen (Norway), and western Baltic to north-west Spain, excluding south-eastern North Sea. Reported from Estonia (Ref. 33247). Mediterranean records, from Sicily and the Adriatic, require confirmation.; England and Wales (UK); Estonia; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; Finland; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Isle of Man; Latvia; Lithuania; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; North Sea; Northern Ireland; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Poland; Scotland (UK); Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Dietary composition and the potential of food competition between 0-group cod (Gadus morhua L.) and some other fish species in the littoral zone, Karen Fjøsne and Jakob Gjøsæter, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 53: 757–770. 1996
4PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE DIET OF FOUR GADOID FISHES IN A FJORD OF WESTERN NORWAY, A.G. Vea Salvanes, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, C.M. 1986/G: 71, Demersal Fish Committee
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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