Thorogobius macrolepis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Thorogobius macrolepis
Species Authority: (Kolombatovic, 1891)
Common Name(s):
English Large-scaled Goby
French Gobie à Grandes écailles
Spanish Gobi escatós
Gobius macrolepis Kolombatovic, 1891

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.
There is no population information for this species but it is thought to be locally abundant. 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, in the west basin. It is present in the southeast part of France, west part of Corsica (Dufour et al. 2007). It is also recorded in the south part of Italy (Guidetti et al. 2006), Ibiza and north and south Adriatic Sea (Ahnelt and Kovacic 1997). There are also records for Turkey between Bodrum and Fethiye (Francour et al. 2007).
Albania; Croatia; France; Greece; Italy; Monaco; Montenegro; Spain; Turkey
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 locally abundant, especially in the south of France.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in deep water on coarse sand close to rocky and coralligenous areas. It is a relatively shy species.
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. It is present in some Marine Protected Areas.

Citation: Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M. & Bariche, M. and Molinari, A. 2013. Thorogobius macrolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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