Microlipophrys adriaticus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Microlipophrys adriaticus
Species Authority: (Steindachner & Kolombatovic, 1883)
Common Name(s):
French Blennie de l'Adriatique
Blennius adriaticus Steindachner & Kolombatovic, 1883
Lipophrys adriaticus (Steindachner & Kolombatovic, 1883)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2007-11-14
Assessor(s): Di Natale, A., Bilecenoglu, M., Bariche, M. & Bizsel, C. and Massuti, E.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S. & Pollard, D. and Carpenter, K.
The extent of occurrence and the population size are poorly known. This species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: In the Mediterranean Sea, this species is present in the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. It has also been observed in the Golf of Genova (in the Ligurian Sea this species was found in the coastal waters of the Gallinaria Island, ICRAM 2005) and in Turkey. It is also known from the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.
Bulgaria; Croatia; France; Greece; Italy; Monaco; Slovenia; Turkey; Ukraine
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population: This species is probably widespread in the Mediterranean Sea but there is no known population information. More studies on the distribution of this species are recommended.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in shallow rocky areas, and occurs on filamentous algae-covered rocks in brackish water, in crevices, in mollusc and crustacean shells, and in holes.

This species is oviparous with distinct pairing and demersal, adhesive eggs (Breder and Rosen 1966). Several females spawn at hole guarded by a resident male (Zander 1986). Males guard the eggs (Zander 1986).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats include habitat loss due to pollution and coastal development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures are in place for this species. However, this species may be found in Marine Protected Areas within its distribution range.

Citation: Di Natale, A., Bilecenoglu, M., Bariche, M. & Bizsel, C. and Massuti, E. 2013. Microlipophrys adriaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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