Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: medits: Named for the MEDITS surveys that made the discovery of the new species; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 344 - 364 m (Ref. 121825). Temperate
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Mediterranean Sea, west of Mallorca, Balearic Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121825)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: no fold or barbels on chin; mouth terminal, oblique, and anterior tip above horizontal level of lower eye edge; predorsal area and first dorsal fin base are both naked; anterior membrane (frenum) of pelvic fin well-developed; head with anterior oculoscapular (AOC) and preopercular (PC) canals, with pores ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? and ?, ?, ? respectively, no posterior oculoscapular canal (POC); pores of head canals enlarged e.g. pores ? and ? are larger or about same size as interspaces to pore ?; transverse suborbital rows of sensory papillae 6, there are 4 continuous suborbital rows in front of row b, fifth divided in three parts but in front of row b, sixth just as superior part above row b and below pore ?; (8) longitudinal suborbital row b barely reaching forward to the vertical from posterior edge of eye (Ref. 121825).
Known only from the upper slope bathyal bottoms of the Balearic Islands (Ref. 121825).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M., F. Ordines, S. Ramirez-Amaro and U.K. Schliewen, 2019. Gymnesigobius medits (Teleostei: Gobiidae), a new gobiid genus and species from the western Mediterranean slope bottoms. Zootaxa 4651(3):513-530. (Ref. 121825)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 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) .