Italian spring goby

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Knipowitschia punctatissima
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Gobiinae
Genus: Knipowitschia
Species: K. punctatissima
Binomial name
Knipowitschia punctatissima
(Canestrini, 1864)
  • Gobius punctatissimus Canestrini, 1864
  • Orsinigobius punctatissimus (Canestrini, 1864)

Knipowitschia punctatissima, the Italian spring goby, is a species of goby endemic to Italy where it inhabits fresh, clear waters of springs, streams, and channels with slow water movements. This species can reach a length of 4.5 centimetres (1.8 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Knipowitschia punctatissima. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 02 September 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Knipowitschia punctatissima" in FishBase. June 2013 version.