Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Gobiidae > Genus: Gobius > Species: Gobius cobitis

Giant goby - Gobius cobitis Pallas, 1814

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5657

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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.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

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
Burdullak Albanian Fishbase
Bychok-kruglyach Russian Fishbase
Cabo de roca Spanish Fishbase
Caboz-cabeçudo Portuguese Fishbase
Ghiozzo testone Italian Fishbase
Giant goby English Fishbase
Gobie céphalote French Fishbase
Gobito Spanish Fishbase
Gobito de roca Spanish Fishbase
Mazzun Maltese Fishbase
Mazzun kbir Maltese Fishbase
Riesengundel German Fishbase
Seracin Maltese Fishbase
Skalni glavač Slovenian Fishbase
Zbirr Maltese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gobius guttatus Valenciennes, 1837
Gobius limbatus Valenciennes, 1837
Gobius algarbiensis Capello, 1880
Gobius spilogonurus Cocco, 1885
Gobius exanthematosus gibbosus Ninni, 1938
Gobius exanthematosus (non Pallas, 1814)
Gobius capito (non Valenciennes, 1837)
Gobius exanthematicus Pallas, 1814
Gobius paganellus capito Valenciennes, 1837
Macrogobius cobitis (Pallas, 1814)

Other resources

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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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