Gammogobius steinitzi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gammogobius steinitzi
Species Authority: Bath, 1971
Common Name(s):
English Steinitz's Goby
French Gobie cavernicole de Steinitz
Taxonomic Notes: This species was redescribed by Scsepka and Ahnelt (1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2007-11-15
Assessor(s): Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M. & Bariche, Tunesi, L. and Goren, M.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S. & Pollard, D. and Carpenter, K.
The full distribution of this species is unknown as it is a cryptic species and difficult to study, and as it is restricted to a particular cave habitat type. Due to lack of population information and uncertainties about its distribution range, this species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: In the Mediterranean Sea, this species is present in the west basin near Marseilles (Bath 1971), Port-Cros and Corsica (Dufour et al. 2007), in Adriatic (Croatia, Kovacic 1999), north Tyrrhenian Sea (Ahnelt et al. 1998) and Ibiza, Spain (Patzner 1999).
Croatia; France; Italy; Spain
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population: This is a rare species and there are only very few specimens. It may be locally common in caves.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a cryptic species which inhabit crevices in caves.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Anthropogenic impact near caves where it occurs might threaten this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are in place for this species.

Citation: Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M. & Bariche, Tunesi, L. and Goren, M. 2013. Gammogobius steinitzi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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