Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Gobiidae > Genus: Zosterisessor > Species: Zosterisessor ophiocephalus

Grass goby - Zosterisessor ophiocephalus (Pallas, 1814)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5911


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (Gobius ophiocephalus)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Burdullak Albanian Fishbase
Bychok-travyanik Russian Fishbase
Caboz-cabeça-de-cobra Portuguese Fishbase
Ghiozzo go Italian Fishbase
Gobio serpentón Spanish Fishbase
Grasgrundel German Fishbase
Grass goby English Fishbase
Guvid Romanian Fishbase
Guvid de iarba Romanian Fishbase
Mazzun ghajnejh zghar Maltese Fishbase
Travni glavač Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gobius ophiocephalus Pallas, 1814
Gobius reticulatus Eichwald, 1831
Gobius lota Valenciennes, 1837
Gobius gous Chiereghini, 1847
Gobius venetiarum Nardo. 1847
Gobius filamentosus Risso, 1826
Gobius veneziarum Nardo. 1847
Gobius ophiocephalus citrina Ninni, 1938
Zosterisessor opiocephalus (Pallas, 1814)
Gobius gous Nardo, 1847

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External data

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