||Tubenose Goby, Tube-nosed Goby
||Gobie à Narine Tubulaire, Gobie à Nez Tubulaire
Gobius macropterus Nordmann, 1840
Gobius marmoratus Pallas, 1814
Gobius quadricapillus Pallas, 1814
||All freshwater taxa of Proteorhinus were previously included under the name P. marmoratus, but morphological and molecular data show that the real P. marmorata does not enter pure freshwaters (Kottelat and Freyhof 2007).
As a result, in 2007 the freshwater taxa P. nasalis, P. semilunaris and P. tataricus were split from P. marmoratus and raised to species level. Nielson and Stepien (2009) identified a further freshwater species of the genus, which may be P. semipellucidus, from the Caspian.Therefore any data on P. marmoratus may include data on these four taxa. Further work is required to clarify the taxonimic status of the Caspian Sea Proterorhinus.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Herler, J., Williams, J.T. & Kovacic, M.
||Ahnelt, H., Larson, H. & Harvey, M.
||Francour, P., Bariche, M., Molinari, A. & Bilecenoglu, M.
Proterorhinus marmoratus is present in estuaries and coastal areas of the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Sea of Marmara. It has also been reported from the northern Aegean Sea. It is locally abundant, but there is no specific information about the current population trend. There are no known widespread threats. Therefore, P. marmoratus is assessed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2011 – Least Concern (LC)
- 1996 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
|Range Description:||Proterorhinus marmoratus is present in estuaries and coastal areas of the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Sea of Marmora, and known from the northern Aegean (Nielson and Stepien 2009). In the Mediterranean Sea, it occurs only in the Evros and Strymon systems of the north Aegean Sea. Previous records from the Caspian Sea pertain to another species.|
All freshwater records of this species now pertain to other species (Kottelat and Freyhof 2007) and as a result it is difficult to confirm the distribution of this marine species.
Bulgaria; Georgia (Abkhaziya); Greece (East Aegean Is., Greece (mainland)); Romania; Russian Federation (South European Russia); Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia, Turkey-in-Europe); Ukraine (Krym, Ukraine (main part))
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Mediterranean and Black Sea
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||4|
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