Steinitz's goby

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Steinitz's goby
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Gammogobius
Bath, 1971
Species: G. steinitzi
Binomial name
Gammogobius steinitzi
Bath, 1971

Steinitz's goby (Gammogobius steinitzi) is a species of goby. It is native to the Mediterranean Sea near Marseilles.[2] Recently recorded in the Adriatic Sea in Croatia,[3] Tyrrhenian Sea in Italy,[4] and in the Black Sea in Ukraine.[5] This species can be found in underwater grottoes in inshore waters at depths of from 2 to 15 metres (6.6 to 49.2 ft). It can reach a length of 3.8 centimetres (1.5 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ Francour, P., Bilecenoglu, M. & Bariche, Tunesi, L. and Goren, M. 2011. Gammogobius steinitzi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 23 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Gammogobius steinitzi" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  3. ^ Kovačić M. (1999) Gammogobius steinitzi Bath, 1971, a fish new to the Adriatic Sea. Natura Croatica, Vol.8 No.1: 1-7.
  4. ^ AHNELT H., HERLER J., SCSEPKA S., PATZNER R.A. 1998, First records of two rare Mediterranean Gobiidae in the northern Tyrrhenian Sea. Cybium, vol. 22, no 2, pp. 183-186
  5. ^ Kovtun O.A. (2012) First records goby Gammogobius steinitzi Bath, 1971 (Actinopterygii, Perciformes, Gobiidae) in coastal grottoes of the western Crimea (Black Sea) (A preliminary report). Marine Ecological Journal, 3(11): 56. (in Russian)