Macaronesia Fauna
Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores

Chromogobius britoi

A small goby that inhabits crevices in rocky outcrops. Generally found in 10-30 meters. Found in the Canary Islands and Madeira

Didogobius kochi

Slightly larger in size than C. britoi. Inhabits crevices in rock out crops. Found only in the Canary Islands.

Gnatholepis thompsoni

A medium sized goby that inhabits burrows in sand under rocks. A recent emigrant to the Canay Islands and Madeira.


Five species of Gobius are in the area. G. gasteveni, G. niger, G. paganellus, G. roulei, and G. xanthocephalus.


Two species are documented from the area L. guilleti and L. scorpioides. Both are very rare and small gobies.


Two species are found in the area. L. heterofasciatus and L. suerii. Both are very rare and found in deep water.


Mauligobius maderensis

This species in endemic to the Canary Islands and Madeira. It inhabits tidepools and shallow subtidal areas.


Two species are found in the area P. microps and P. pictus. They are found in open sandy areas and in tidepools on Lanzerote

Thorogobius ephippiatus

This species inhabits caves with sandy bottoms.


Two species are found in the area, V. canariensis and V. pruvoti. Both inhabit areas of sand with loose rocks. V. canariensis in found from 10 m to 50 m and V. pruvoti in deep waters below 60 meters.

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