• Norwegian: krystallkutling


In contrast to the transparent goby, the crystal goby has no shells. It is transparent too, except for some pigmented spots along the side. It can reach a body length of 5 cm.


It is together with the transparent goby adapted to a pelagic life. When disturbed by divers or other potential threats, it often seeks down to the sea bed. It is easiest seen in the dark, caught in the light of a divers torch. It can be found on any depth from the subtidal zone and down to 80 meters.


It can be found in the Mediterranean and the East-Atlantic Ocean, from Lofoten in Norway to Gibraltar.