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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2010, Vol 10, Num, 2     (Pages: 263-267)

Morphologic and Habitat Characteristics of Black Sea’s Endemic Goby Neogobius platyrostris (Gobiidae)

Semih Engin 1 ,Yusuf Bektaş 1

1 Rize University, Faculty of Fisheries, 53100, Rize, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/trjfas.2010.0215 Viewed : 3750 - Downloaded : 3067 The flat-snout goby (Neogobius platyrostris), which is an endemic species for the Black Sea, inhabits in marine ecosystem. The aim of the present study is to provide data on live colouration, head lateral line system, sexual dimorphism, morphometric and meristic features and habitat preferences of this goby. Keywords : Caucasian goby, lateral line system, morphometry, flat snout goby