Pomatoschistus quagga


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pomatoschistus quagga
Species Authority: (Heckel, 1837)
Common Name(s):
English Quagga goby
French Gobie quagga
Gobius quagga Heckel, 1837

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2007-11-16
Assessor(s): Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M. & Bariche, M. and Molinari, A.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S. & Pollard, D. and Carpenter, K.
This species is widespread and abundant in the north Mediterranean Sea. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, where it is present in the northwest basin, including the Adriatic Sea and south Aegean Sea coast (Fricke et al. 2007).
Albania; Algeria; Croatia; France; Gibraltar; Greece; Italy; Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Slovenia; Spain; Tunisia; Turkey
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – northeast; Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species. It is locally abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is an epibenthic fish living above soft substrata and seagrass beds.
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. and Molinari, A. 2013. Pomatoschistus quagga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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