Pomatoschistus knerii
   (Steindachner, 1861)

Common names: English: Kner's goby
Kner-Grundel

Common synonyms: none.

Length: 3 - 4 cm.

Colouration
Reddish orange; dark spot on base of caudal fin. Numerous dark bands across the body (males more than females). Males: D1 and D2 with blue ribbon, dark spot in D1. Juveniles: transparent.

Description
Eyes large, with space in between. Head roundish. Caudal fin slightly emarginate (otherwise only in P. quagga). Praedorsal area and breast naked.
41-44 (38-46) scales in lateral series.
Fins: D1 VI (VI-VII); D2 I+10 (9-11); A I+9-10 (8-10); P 18 (17-20).

Food
Planktivorous?

Reproduction
No informations.

Habitat
1 - 10 m. Sand bottoms near rocks and Cymodocea-meadows (sea-grass). Usually hovers 10 - 50 cm above bottom; in danger it moves to the ground. In groups. Common in a few areas.


Pomatoschistus knerii
Photograph: Marcelo Kovacic ©
Northern Adriatic Sea, Island of Susak, Croatia, 2006

 


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Distribution
Mediterranean: Adriatic and Toscanic Archipelago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literature on Pomatoschistus knerii

 

Kovacic M., 2005: An annotated checklist of the family Gobiidae in the Adriatic Sea. Annales Ser. hist. nat. 15: 1-24.

Kovacic M. & Patzner R.A., 2011: North-Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Gobies. In: The Biology of Gobies. (Eds: Patzner R.A. et al.) Science Publishers: 177-206.

Louisy P., 2002: Meeresfische, Westeuropa, Mittelmeer. Ulmer, Stuttgart.

Miller P.J., 1986: Gobiidae. In: Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Volume III. (Eds.: Whitehead P.J.P. et al.) pp. 1019-1085. UNESCO, Paris.

Patzner R.A. & H. Moosleitner, 1999: Die Grundeln des Mittelmeeres. Teil 5. Kleine Grundeln des Weichbodens 2. Das Aquarium. 370: 54-60.

Steindachner F., 1861: Beträge zur Kenntnis der Gobioiden. Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 42: 283-292.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs of Pomatoschistus knerii

 

 


Pomatoschistus knerii
Northern Adriatic Sea, Island of Krk, Croatia, May 2010
Photograph: Jasna Vukic ©
Pomatoschistus knerii
Northern Adriatic Sea, Island of Krk, Croatia, May 2012
Photograph: Jasna Vukic ©

 

 

 

 

 

Drawings of Pomatoschistus knerii

 


Drawings from Miller (1986)






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