Canestrini's goby

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Canestrini's goby
Pomatoschistus canestrinii.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Pomatoschistus
Species: P. canestrinii
Binomial name
Pomatoschistus canestrinii
(A. P. Ninni, 1883)
  • Gobius canestrinii A. P. Ninni, 1883
  • Gobius jadrensis Giglioli, 1883

Pomatoschistus canestrinii, Canestrini's goby, is a species of goby native to fresh and brackish waters along the Adriatic coasts where it is known to occur from the Po delta, Italy to Neretva, Croatia. It has also been introduced in Lake Trasimeno, Italy. This species prefers areas with sand or mud substrates in lagoons, lakes and medium-sized to large-sized rivers. This species can reach a length of 5.5 centimetres (2.2 in) TL.[2] The specific name honours the Italian biologist Giovanni Canestrini (1835-1900).[3]


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. (2011). "Pomatoschistus canestrinii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T40708A10354095. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pomatoschistus canestrinii" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (14 July 2018). "Order GOBIIFORMES: Family GOBIIDAE (i-p)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 14 September 2018.