Time and Tide Bell ~ #200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish #157 Two-spotted Goby Gobiusculus flavescens ~ Adele Pound

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 51 cm

Two Spotted Goby

Both sexes of this species have a dark spot at the base of the tail. The males have a second spot behind the gills. So is the female the 2 spot goby - one on each side, or is it the male - two each side but four in total? I guess it all depends on how you count them. In any case, when I am snorkelling, I always seem to run into two spotted gobies somewhere. Unlike other goby species that sit on the sand or rock surfaces, the two spot likes to hang out in mid water. They hover in small groups in the shelter of tall clumps of seaweed glistening like tiny green and red jewels. They seem a little less concerned by my approach than other fish. They must know I am far too slow to be a threat.

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