Buenia jeffreysii

Habitat & Distribution

On mud, sand, shell-gravel and gravely substrata in depths of 10-330m. This little-known, offshore species of goby occurs along the western sea-board of Europe, from Brittany, the English Channel, west coasts of Britain and Ireland, through to Norway and Iceland. It has been captured, mainly in trawl refuse/bycatch, in isolated areas along this sea-board, including the south coast of Cornwall.

Threats

The areas in which this species has been found are important fishing grounds and most records for this species have been from trawl refuse. Trawling obviously poses an inevitable, but virtually irresolvable, threat.