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Economidichthys pygmaeus  (Holly, 1929)

Western Greece goby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Economidichthys: Greek, oikonomos = manager of a household, steward (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate; 40°N - 38°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12215); 5.4 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 10; Vertebrae: 28 - 31. Body dark or with short transverse lateral blotches or bars, never more than half body depth; perianal organ present, at least half length of pelvic disc; pelvic anterior membrane deeply emarginate or absent in ventral midline; body contiguously scaled from axil to caudal fin base and abdomen naked.

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Europe: in rivers and streams of western Greece, north of the Patraikos Gulf, including Lefkas Island; its likely occurrence to the north in Albania remains to be established.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A short-lived species which inhabits both flowing and stagnant shallows with abundant vegetation and detrital substrate. Spawns in March and April (Ref. 26100). Feeds on invertebrates, mainly on amphipods and copepods. Females may spawn more than once during a season. Up to 600 eggs are spawns by several females in a single nest. Eggs (2.4 x 0.9 mm) are spawned in a cavity (often inside standing, broken reeds); these are cleaned and guarded by the males. The eggs hatch probably in one day, larvae living on the bottom; both male and female dying shortly after spawning (Ref.59043).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Miller, P.J., 1990. The endurance of endemism: the Mediterranean freshwater gobies and their prospects for survival. J. Fish Biol. 37(Suppl. A):145-156. (Ref. 12215)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00245 - 0.01233), b=3.25 (3.06 - 3.44), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .