Speleogobius trigloides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Speleogobius trigloides
Species Authority: Zander & Jelinek, 1976
Common Name(s):
English Grotto Goby
French Gobie Cavernicole, Gobie cavernicole trigloïde

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 only known from a few records in the Mediterranean Sea. There is no population information available. It is restricted to a specific habitat. This species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is present in the Mediterranean Sea where is known from the holotype collected in the Grotto of Banjole, near Rovinj, Croatia (Zander and Jelinek 1976). It is also known from the Adriatic islands of Krk, Prvic, and Hvar (Kovacic 1994). This species is also present in France: Banyuls, Port-Cros and Ajaccio (Francour pers. comm. 2007).
Croatia; France; Italy; Spain
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Mediterranean and Black Sea
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species. It is cryptic species, very small and very difficult to observe. It may be naturally rare.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to deep coralligenous areas and rock crevices.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are in place for this species. It is present in some Marine Protected Areas.

Citation: Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M. & Bariche, M. and Molinari, A. 2013. Speleogobius trigloides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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