UK Record Weights from rod/line:
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore:
Small goby (a family of small fishes with a notorious reputation of being difficult to differentiate, characterised by a pair of dorsal fins, and a pelvic fin fused into a weak suction cup). Sandy colour but longer* than the similar species Pomatoschistus microps.
In breeding coloration the male fish has a occelated spot at the rear of the first dorsal fin. Only experienced rockpoolers are likely to be able to separate these species in the wild.
*distance from the last second dorsal fin ray to the tail fin is proportionately greater than in P.microps.
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