Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola and offshore islands. Western Atlantic: Florida Keys in the USA, Bermuda and the Bahamas to Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Suspected to be conspecific with Bathygobius fuscus. Record from Algeria needs confirmation.
resident intertidal species with homing behavior Mainly found in pools.
Abundant in rocky tide pools and along water's edge.
In lagoons, creeks, and estuaries; it is occasionally found in fresh waters.