Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Knipowitschia: Because of N.M.Knipowitsch, a zoologist and Russian ichthyologist from the Academy of Sciences. Expeditions in "Pomor" and "Pervosvanniy" ships to Azov and Black sea (1898-1908).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Europe: Greece (Corfu).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26720)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: D1 VI, D2 I, 8, A I, 8, P 15-16; complete body squamation, lateral line scales 32-33; cephalic lateral-line system: anterior oculoscapular canal much reduced, ending between eyes with or without pores')… (if pore')… is present then a pore ')…' is present too), with pore K (always paired), with pore a and always with pore a'; preopercular canal absent; oculoscapular row z separated in two sections; paired interorbital row p present; eyes large, interorbital space distinctly smaller than eye diameter; coloration of first dorsal fin: adult females with a broad dark band on distal third, adult males with two dark spots (Ref. 26720).
Occurs in freshwater spring and small brook flowing towards nearby lagoons; also in associated wetlands. No biological data available (Ref. 59043). Is threatened due to water abstraction and pollution (Ref. 26100).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Crivelli, A.J., 1996. The freshwater fish endemic to the Mediterranean region. An action plan for their conservation. Tour du Valat Publication, 171 p. (Ref. 26100)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00365 - 0.01726), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .