|Scientific Name:||Ponticola eurycephalus|
|Species Authority:||(Kessler, 1874)|
Neogobius eurycephalus (Kessler, 1874)
Recently transferred from Neogobius to Ponticola.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kottelat, M. & Smith, K.|
A widespread species with no known major widespread threats.
European Union 27 = LC. Relatively restricted in range from the Bulgarian and Romanian coastal areas, but has no known major threats. In freshwater only in the Danube delta.
|Range Description:||Azov and northern Black Sea basins from Bulgaria to eastern Crimea. In freshwater only in Danube delta.|
Native:Bulgaria; Romania; Russian Federation; Ukraine
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Inshore habitats, brackish lagoons, estuaries and lower part of large rivers, usually associated with rock bottom or sunken trees.
Spawns for the first time at two years. Spawns in December-April. Individual females may repeat spawning during a season. Feeds mostly on crustaceans.
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats known.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. 2013. Ponticola eurycephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.|
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