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Pomatoschistus montenegrensis  Miller & Sanda, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Pomatoschistus: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, schistos = divided (Ref. 45335);  montenegrensis: The specific name is derived from that of Montenegro, where the type material was collected.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?; 43°N - 42°N

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Montenegro: Morača River and its tributary the Zeta, southern Montenegro, as well as in Lake Skadar on a large natural channel that connects Lake Malo Blato with the main body of Lake Skadar (Ref. 75173).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 75173); 2.3 cm (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 30. Body moderately elongate, anteriorly robust with slender caudal peduncle. Scales present only in lateral axillary patch behind root of pectoral fin, mostly contiguous but not fully imbricate. Males with first dorsal fin rays to origin of second dorsal fin when depressed, rear tip of second dorsal and anal fin to not more than half distance to upper and lower origins of caudal fin, respectively. Pectoral fin extends posteriorly to below rear end of first dorsal fin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

P. montenegrensis lives in the slow current shallows of the Morac? River and in pools remaining in gravel pits after river flooding. The substratum is like gravel, covered with fine sediment and overgrown by dense filamentous algae, within which gobies are concealed (Ref. 75173).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Miller, P.J. and R. ?anda, 2008. A new west balkanian sand-goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Fish Biol. 72:259-270. (Ref. 75173)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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