Pomatoschistus tortonesei Miller, 1969
Tortonese's goby
Pomatoschistus tortonesei
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea: Marsala, Sicily and Farwah Lagoon, western Libya.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits lagoons, brackish to slightly hypersaline, in shallows on sand near seagrass prairie. Feeds on small crustaceans and gastropods.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 14 March 2014 (B2ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 09.03.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.08.10

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