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Pomatoschistus canestrinii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES GOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Pomatoschistus canestrinii
Species Authority: (Ninni, 1883)
Common Name(s):
English Canestrini's Goby
Synonym(s):
Pomatoschistus canestrini (Ninni, 1883) [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: In lacustrine freshwater populations of Croatia and Montenegro, there is a tendency to reduction of squamation and cephalic canals; in some populations most individuals are naked and without cephalic canals.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-03-05
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Kottelat, M.
Justification:
A widespread species with no known major widespread threats.

European Union 27 = LC. Within the European Union the species is only known from the north-western Italian and Slovenian inshore/estuarine habitats with an Extent of Occurrence of an estimated 5,000 km2. However the species is abundant and has no known major threats.

History:
2008 Least Concern (IUCN 2008)
2008 Least Concern
1996 Data Deficient
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Adriatic basin, from Italy to Montenegro.
Countries:
Native:
Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Italy; Slovenia
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Population [top]

Population: Very abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Inshore habitats, estuaries, brackish- and fresh-water lagoons, lakes and large to medium size rivers, on sand or mud bottom. Found mainly on open sand or mud bottom.

Biology:
Spawns after first winter in March-July. Individual females spawn several times during a season. Adhesive eggs are deposited under or between stones, shells and aquatic plants. Males guard eggs until hatching. Feeds on a wide variety of benthic invertebrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A (EU) Natura 2000 species.

Citation: Freyhof, J. 2013. Pomatoschistus canestrinii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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