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Author: Kolombatovic, 1891

Chromogobius zebratus Kolombatovic, 1891

Diagnosis: lateral-line system: in examples of 3.1-4.3 cm SL, numbers of sensory papillae in rows 1, 8-13; 2, 6-10; ot, 17-24; os, 4-14; e, 36-53; y, 1-4; m, 0-3. Original scales ctenoid, replacement scales cycloid. Dl VI; D2 I + 11; A I + 9-10; P 15-16. Scales in lateral series 41-52. Vertebrae 27. Colour: pale brown, with fine reticulation becoming coarser on caudal peduncle; 5 conspicuous pale saddles across back; dark pectoral bar with bent anterior edge; broad pale band across nape with rear edge opposite posterior rim of opercle; head mottling not over branchiostegal membrane, without intense black spot in lower antcrior corner of opercle and only 2 dark bars radiating from lower border of orbit. Size: to 5.3 cm

Habitat: intertidal to offshore, probably within interstices of coralline nodules. Food: no data.
Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: Mediterranean.


Chromogobius zebratus zebratus Kolombatovic, 1891
Nape naked before vertical of pectoral fin base; in examples of 3.1-4.3 cm SL, number of sensory papillae in rows y, 1 and m, 0-l; anal fin branched rays 10. Adriatic.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Chromogobius zebratus levanticus Miller, 1971
Nape scaled to near vertical of preopercle or as in z. zebratus; in examples of 3.1-4.3 cm SL, number of papillae in rows y, 1-4, and m, 1-3; anal fin branched rays 9. Levant Sea, and probably Tyrrhenian Sea.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Kolombatovic's goby (Chromogobius zebratus)