Found inshore, on rocks, sand and sea-grass meadows
Gobius strictus Fage, 1907 (juveniles of G. cruentatus).
Length: 12 - 18 cm.
Red lips. Body dark and light brownish marbled; in the midline a row of large dark spots. Bright cross-lines at the back. Narrow bright stripe in the nape, above the basis of the pectoral fin. Top of D1 bright.
Juveniles: no red lips; body not marbled. Not easy to recognice.
Anterior nostrils with single tentacles. Praedorsal area and nape scaled.
Males produce sound during threatning.
52-58 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI; D2 I+14; A I+12-13; P 20-21.
Carnivorous; preferably mysids but also other crustaceans, other evertebrates and small fish.
No informations. Spawning probably late spring and early summer.
5 - 35 m. Rocky shores. Sometimes on small sandy areas and close to sea grass. Common, in some regions very common