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Knipowitschia panizzae  (Verga, 1841)

Adriatic dwarf goby
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Italy country information

Common names: Buffaroreddu, Ghiozzetto di laguna, Ghiozzetto lagunare
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Introduced into Lake Trasimeno and coastal lagoons on the Tyrrhenian coast. Also Ref. 12291, 12255, 27118, 94493.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/it.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Amori, G., F.M. Angelici, S. Frugis, G. Gandolfi, R. Groppali, B. Lanza, G. Relini and G. Vicini, 1993
National Database: ICTIMED

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115022)

Environment

Freshwater; brackish; demersal

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 47°N - 41°N, 7°E - 16°E

Distribution

Europe: Italian, Slovenian and Croatian coast of Adriatic and Ionian seas; recorded southward to Basilicate (Italy), but record from Evinos estuary (Greece) needs confirmation. Introduced to Lake Trasimeno (central Italy) and few localities of Tyrrhenian slope (Ref. 59043). Reported from Albania (Ref. 12290), Montenegro (Ref. 75974) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ref. 95371).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: no posterior oculoscapular canal; anterior extremity of anterior oculoscapular canal in front of middle of eye; body of live breeding males with dark spots or bars; back unscaled in front of ray 4-8 of second dorsal; total scales in midlateral series 32-39 (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A short-lived species (less than 2 years) which inhabits shallow, well vegetated habitats - streams, lakes, estuaries, lagoons, lower reaches of rivers, springs and brooks. Feeds on invertebrates. Spawns after first winter in April-August.; females may spawn every 10-15 days during the season. Males defend eggs in cavities under stones, plant material or shells; may overturn and clean suitable shells for spawning and these are then covered with substrate. Postlarvae are pelagic (Ref. 59043).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (14 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)