Eastern Atlantic: Skagerrak to Madeira, including the Salvage Islands and Canary Islands. Also in the Mediterranean.
Feed on crustaceans (copepods, amphipods, decapods), polychaetes, gastropods, algae.
Cryptobenthic, found inshore, in or near crevices in vertical rock faces, rarely in deep lower tide-pools, to a depth of 40 m, usually between 6 to 12 m.
Gobius ephippiatus Lowe, 1839
Gobius forsteri Corbin, 1958
Gobius thori de Buen, 1928
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobioidei (Suborder) > Gobiidae (Family) > Gobiinae (Subfamily) > Thorogobius (Genus) > Thorogobius ephippiatus (Species)