Lebetus patzneri
   Schliewen, Kovacic & Ordines, 2019

Common names: English: Patzner's goby
German: Patzner-Grundel

Common synonyms: none.

Length: 2 cm.

Orange-red except for white areas of lower head, lower postopercular region belly and ventral caudal peduncle; back with four whitish-beige saddle marks. Very small whitish blotches in the predorsal area and along posterior lower flanks.

Body elongate, subcylindrical and slightly laterally compressed towards caudal fin. No head canals. Anterial and posterioral nostrils short. Predorsal area and head naked.
26 (27) vertebrae. 25 scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI (VII); D2 I/7 (I/8) (last bifid); A I/6; P 15-16.

No informations; probably carnivorous; feeding on small invertebrates.

No informations.

60 - 72 m. In red algae (Peyssonnelia) beds.

Lebetus patzneri, holotype, female
Photograph: Francesc Ordinas ©
Off SW Mallorca Island



Species list
General info


Only at Balearic Islands: In south Menorca, the Menorca Channel and off south Mallorca.



Literature on Lebetus patzneri


Kovacic M., 2020: Checklist of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the Mediterranean Sea and a key for species identification. Zootaxa 4877: 075-101.

Schliewen U.K., Kovacic M., Cerwenka A.F., Svensen R.& Ordines F., 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): 231-254.






Photographs of Lebetus patzneri


Lebetus patzneri, female, holotype
Off SW Mallorca Island
Photograph: Francesc Ordinas ©
Lebetus patzneri, female
Menorca channel
Photograph: Francesc Ordinas ©

Drawings of Lebetus patzneri


Head lateral line system. Drawing Marcelo Kovacic ©


Copyright © 2019 - Robert A. Patzner, Department of Biosciences, Univ. Salzburg, Austria.
State: 2019-12-31
E-mail: robert.patzner@sbg.ac.at