Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Lebetus: Greek, lebes, -etos = small boiler (Ref. 45335); patzneri: Named for Prof. Robert (“Bobby”) Patzner, Professor Emeritus at the University of Salzburg (Austria), in recognition for his dedication to the study of gobies in the Mediterranean
including the Balearic Islands.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 60 - 72 m (Ref. 121603). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121603)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7 - 8;
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: pectoral-fin rays 15-16; second dorsal segmented fin rays 7-8; snout slightly larger than eye diameter; eyes small, 23.3-25.5% of head length; body height low, body depth at pelvic fin 14.9-16.4% of SL; lips thick, giving mouth a broad, almost rectangular shape in dorsal and lateral view; with minute black “pepper” spots on predorsal area, dorsum, flanks and caudal peduncle, visible in fresh and preserved specimens; most of the caudal peduncle similarly colored as the lateral area below D2, reddish or brown (Ref. 121603). (Ref. 121603).
Specimens were collected from a Peyssonnelia bed off the southern coast of Menorca (mainly Peyssonnelia inamoena), also with some presence of rhodolith forming species such as the coralline algae Lithothamnion valens and Spongites fruticulosus. The holotype was collected from a rhodolith bed in the Menorca Channel, with dominance of coralline red algae species, mainly L. valens, unidentified crustose coralline algae and S. fruticulosus. In the three sampling stations, the specimens were also accompanied by a large diversity of benthic animals (both sessile and mobile) with most abundant species including the decapods crustaceans Inachus dorsettensis, Inachus thoracicus and Pagurus prideaux; teleost fish Buenia massutii, Odondebuenia balearica, Diplecogaster bimaculate and Serranus hepatus; echinoderms Sphaerechinus granularis, Ophiura albida and Echinaster sepositus; annelids Hyalinoecia tubicola and Laetmonice hystrix; ascidians Aplidium nordmanni, Ciona spp. and Ascidia mentula; and, several unidentified sponge species (Ref. 121603).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schliewen, U.K., M. Kovačić, A.F. Cerwenka, R. Svensen and F. Ordines, 2019. Lebetus patzneri (Teleostei: Gobiidae), a new goby species from the Balearic Islands, western Mediterranean, with first records of Lebetus guilleti (Le Danois, 1913) from this area and Norway, and with notes on its biology. Zootaxa 4706(2). (Ref. 121603)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .