Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Gobiidae > Genus: Neogobius > Species: Neogobius melanostomus

Black spotted goby - Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS, see also fact sheet
Natura 2000 species code 5759

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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

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Babca neagra Romanian Fishbase
Babka bycza Polish Fishbase
Babka kragla Polish Fishbase
Black spotted goby English Fishbase
Bychok-kruglijack Russian Fishbase
Bychok-kruglyak Russian Fishbase
Caspian round goby English Fishbase
Chornorotyj bychok Russian Fishbase
Gobie â taches noires French Fishbase
Gobio pintato Spanish Fishbase
Guvid Romanian Fishbase
Kruglyak - Grundel German Fishbase
Round goby English Fishbase
Schwarzmund-Grundel German Fishbase
Strogil Bulgarian Fishbase
Stronghil Romanian Fishbase
Strunghil Romanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gobius melanostomus Pallas, 1814
Gobius chilo Pallas, 1814
Gobius melanio Pallas, 1814
Gobius virescens Pallas, 1814
Gobius exanthematosus Pallas, 1814
Gobius affinis Eichwald, 1831
Gobius sulcatus Eichwald, 1831
Gobius lugens Nordmann, 1840
Gobius grossholzii Steindachner, 1894
Neogobius melanostomus affinis (Eichwald, 1831)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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