Like all Mediterranean gobies it is a small fish, no more than 10cm long. Its colouring is grey-beige to brown with longitudinal rows of dark brown spots. There is an elongated black mark at the upper base of the pectoral fins. It feeds on small invertebrates like worms, molluscs and crustaceans. To reproduce, it lays its eggs under a stone or shell, where the male guards them until they hatch. The larvae are planktonic. It is mostly found on sandy bottoms but also on rocky bottoms and in Posidonia seagrass, close to the surface. The species is found all over the Mediterranean including the Black Sea and in nearby Atlantic waters.
Scientific name: Gobius bucchichi
French: Gobie blanc
Spanish: Gobio rayado
Italian: Ghiozzo rasposo
German: Anemonen Grundel