Gobius geniporus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Gobius geniporus
Species Authority: Valenciennes, 1837
Common Name(s):
English Slender Goby
French Gobie génipore, Gobie à Joues Poreuses, Gobie svelte
Spanish Gobio Galano
Gobius arenae Bath, 1972

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2007-11-15
Assessor(s): Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M., Bariche, M. & Tunesi, L. and Goren, M.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S. & Pollard, D. and Carpenter, K.
This species is present throughout the west and northeast Mediterranean Sea. There are no major threats. There is no specific population information for this species but it is common and abundant. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is present in the west and northeast Mediterranean Sea.
Albania; Algeria; Croatia; Cyprus; France; Greece; Italy; Lebanon; Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population: There is no specific population information for this species. It is abundant and common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs inshore, on rocky and pebbly areas and sand or mud near seagrass (Miller 1986).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

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