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Gobius kolombatovici

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES GOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Gobius kolombatovici
Species Authority: Kovačić & Miller, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-03-14
Assessor(s): Kovacic, M., Williams, J.T. & Herler, J.
Reviewer(s): Ahnelt, H., Larson, H. & Harvey, M.
Contributor(s): Francour, P., Bariche, M., Goren, M., Tunesi, L. & Bilecenoglu, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Allen, D.J.
Justification:
Gobius kolombatovici is currently known from the north-central Mediterranean Sea. As a recently described species, and only known from a few specimens, the distribution of G. kolombatovici may be wider than is currently known. There are no known major threats. Therefore, G. kolombatovici is assessed as Least Concern.
History:
2013 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, G. kolombatovici is found between Marseille, Monaco and Corsica (France). It is also present in north Adriatic Sea in Croatia (Francour and Mangialajo 2007). The distribution may be wider than reported here, as it was only described in 2000 (Kovačić and Miller 2000). It has been observed at depths of 15 to 60 m (Kovačić and Miller 2000, Francour and Mangialajo 2007).
Countries:
Native:
Croatia; France (Corsica); Monaco
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population: There is no specific population information for G. kolombatovici. Only recently described, G. kolombatovici is only known from a small number of records (Kovačić and Miller 2000). G. kolombatovici has been found at densities of about one specimen per 20 m2, recorded by visual census transects, at depths between 37 and 42 m in Villefranche/Mer, France (Francour and Mangialajo 2007). In Croatia, Kovačić and Miller (2000) reported a higher density with one specimen every one or two metres along the base of a vertical rock face.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Gobius kolombatovici is a bottom-dwelling and secretive species. It inhabits localities with a combination of coarse sand and rock, close to coralligenous areas. In the Adriatic, G. kolombatovici was found to inhabit localities with a combination of soft sediment and rock, usually at the base of rock walls, and among nearby boulders and rocks, or on the moderately sloping bedrock with expanses of soft bottom. The soft sediment of these habitats usually consists of detritic coarse sand and fine gravel (shell-gravel), often slightly enriched with silt (Kovačić and Miller 2000). Gobius kolombatovici may be considered as a fish typical in the coralligenous biocoenosis, between 20 to 60 m depth (Francour and Mangialajo 2007), though it has been recorded as shallow as 15 m (Kovačić et al. 2011). No data exist for lifespan, life cycle and growth pattern (Miller 1992).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Gobius kolombatovici is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats for this species. It is found only in deeper waters where there are few anthropogenic activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are in place or needed for this species and it occurs in marine protected areas. Gobius kolombatovici was previously assessed as Least Concern, globally and in the Mediterranean (Abdul Malak et al. 2011, IUCN 2011).

Citation: Kovacic, M., Williams, J.T. & Herler, J. 2014. Gobius kolombatovici. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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