Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); radovici: Named for Dragan Radović.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range ? - 6 m (Ref. 55951). Temperate
Europe: Neretva drainage basin in Croatia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55951)
soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: This species differs from its congeners by the following combination of characters: squamation is reduced to axillar and caudal peduncle patches, unconnected or connected with single row along lateral midline; the anterior oculoscapular canal is present, ending anteriorly with or without pore ?; the preopercular canal is present (at least in a part of the population); the pelvic frenum has a crenate rear edge; suborbital longitudinal row b anteriorly beginning below rear border of eye; anterior dorsal row m is present; oculoscapular row u absent; single papilla of interorbital row p is present, at least in a part of a the population (Ref. 55951).
Specimens were collected in a karstic river with fresh, oligotrophic, running water. The adults collected only in the main current at the greatest river depth (5.5 meter); bottom was clear gravel laterally becoming muddy; the juvenile (paratype) was collected in shallow waters, among vegetation (Ref. 55951).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M., 2005. A new species of Knipowitschia (Gobiidae) from Dalmatia, Croatia. Cybium 29(3):275-280. (Ref. 55951)
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
= 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
): 3.2 ±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) .