New records, habitats and features of ecology four-banded goby Chromogobius quadrivittatus (Steindachner, 1863) (Pisces: Gobiidae) along the Russian coasts of the Black Sea
Four-banded, or chestnut, goby Chromogobius quadrivittatus (Steindachner, 1863) (Actinopterygii, Perciformes, Gobiidae) is recorded from in Kazachiya Bay, Sevastopol, Crimean Peninsula. The study shows that the species is more numerous and probably widely distributed in the Black Sea being a cryptobenthic species inhabiting darkened and twilight biotopes, such as grottos, marine caves, clusters of rocks and boulders, rocks with wide cracks and various artificial constructions At the same time, the sampling of the species need a special method with “trap” simulating darkened and twilight biotopes.
Keywords: Diversity; Pisces; Chromogobius; Gobiidae; new records; ecology; goby; Black Sea; Crimean Peninsula
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