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Neogobius fluviatilis (Pallas, 1814)

Synonym
  • Gobius fluviatilis Pallas, 1814
  • Apollonia fluviatilis (Pallas, 1814)
  • Gobius sordidus Bennett, 1835
  • Gobius steveni Nordmann, 1840
Vernacular Name
Monkey goby
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
Fishing species
Remarks
Detail
Azov and Black Sea basins. Usually close to estuaries. Invasive in rivers of northern Black Sea basin, recorded in 1997 from middle Vistula (Poland), which it reached from Dniepr via a navigation canal. In Danube upriver to Hungary, in Dniepr up to Belarus. Introduced in Lake Balaton (Hungary) around 1970. Habitat: Inshore habitats, estuaries, brackish- and fresh-water lagoons and lakes, large to medium sized rivers and streams, on sand or mud bottom. Mostly found on open sand or mud bottom. One of the most abundant fish species in lowland rivers. Biology: Lives up to five years. Spawns for the first time at two years. Spawns in April-July, locally until September, when temperature rises above 13°C. Individual females may repeat spawning during a season. Males have completely black body with yellow fin margins during spawning season. Adhesive eggs are deposited on stones, shells and aquatic plants. Males excavate nests under any kind of hard substrate and guard eggs until hatching. Feeds on a wide variety of invertebrates, especially molluscs.
Book reference
  • Соколов Н.Ю. Каталог колекції круглоротих і риб Державного природознавчого музею НАН України // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. – Львів, 2004. – Т.19. – С. 15-28.
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  • Ткаченко П.В. Рыбы Тендровского, Ягорлыцкого заливов и прилегающией акватории Черного моря // Природничий альманах. Серія. Біологічні науки. - 2012. - Вип.18. - С.181-193.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Chordata
Gnathostomata
Actinopterygii
Perciformes
Gobiidae