Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Gobiidae > Genus: Gobius > Species: Gobius niger > See subspecies
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Gobius niger var. ß (non Linnaeus, 1758) Fishbase (2002)

Black goby - Gobius niger Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

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Regionally Extinct
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Extinct in the Wild
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EU conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Babka czarna Polish Fishbase
Black goby English Fishbase
Burdullak i zi Albanian Fishbase
Caboz-negro Portuguese Fishbase
Chaparrudo Spanish Fishbase
Chernyi bychok Russian Fishbase
Cocovios Greek Fishbase
Ghiozzo nero Italian Fishbase
Gobie noire French Fishbase
Govios Greek Fishbase
Guvid negru Romanian Fishbase
Kutling Norwegian Fishbase
Mazzun Maltese Fishbase
Mazzun iswed Maltese Fishbase
Mazzun tal-hagra Maltese Fishbase
Mazzun tar-ramel Maltese Fishbase
Mustatokko Finnish Fishbase
Purillo Spanish Fishbase
Schwartzkühling German Fishbase
Schwarzgrundel German Fishbase
Smørbutte Danish Fishbase
Smørbøtte Norwegian Fishbase
Sort Kutling Danish Fishbase
Svart smörbult Swedish Fishbase
Svartkutling Norwegian Fishbase
Zwarte grondel Dutch Fishbase
Ærni glavač Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gobius jozo Linnaeus, 1758
Gobius gorgione Rafinesque Schmaltz, 1810
Gobius viridis Otto, 1821
Gobius longiradiatus Risso, 1826
Gobius brittanicus Thompson, 1837
Gobius fuliginosus M'Coy
Gobius jozo pontica Linnaeus, 1758
Gobius punctulatus Cocco, 1885
Gobius niger forma hispanicus De Buen, 1928
Gobius niger forma nigerrimus De Buen, 1928
Gobius nebulosus (non Forsskål, 1775)
Gobius quadricapillus (non Pallas, 1814)
Gobius iozo Linnaeus, 1758
Gobius jozo major Kolombatovic, 1891
Gobius gozo minor Kolombatovic, 1891
Gobius jozo albescens Canestrini, 1862
Gobius jozo pontica Kessler, 1859
Gobius jozo nigrescens Canestrini, 1862
Gobius niger hispanicus de Buen, 1928
Gobius niger nigerrimus de Buen, 1928
Gobius niger jozo Linnaeus, 1758

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External data

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