Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Gobiidae > Genus: Padogobius > Species: Padogobius nigricans

Arno goby - Padogobius nigricans (Canestrini, 1867)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Continental - Bad
Mediterranean - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 53 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1156


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT5130001 Italy Alta Valle del Sestaione Map
IT5130003 Italy Abetone Map
IT5140003 Italy Conca di Firenzuola Map
IT5140004 Italy Giogo - Colla di Casaglia Map
IT5180002 Italy Foreste Alto Bacino dell'Arno Map
IT5180006 Italy Alta Valle del Tevere Map
IT5180007 Italy Monte Calvano Map
IT5180009 Italy Monti Rognosi Map
IT5190004 Italy Crete di Camposodo e Crete di Leonina Map
IT5190011 Italy Crete dell'Orcia e del Formone Map
IT51A0018 Italy Monte Labbro e alta valle dell'Albegna Map
IT51A0019 Italy Alto corso del Fiume Fiora Map
IT5210001 Italy Boschi di Monti di Sodolungo - Rosso (Città di Castello) Map
IT5210003 Italy Fiume Tevere tra San Giustino e Pierantonio Map
IT5210011 Italy Torrente Vetorno Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210013 Italy Boschi del Bacino di Gubbio Map
IT5210022 Italy Fiume Tescio (parte alta) Map
IT5210073 Italy Alto Bacino del Torrente Lama Map
IT5210075 Italy Boschi e pascoli di Fratticiola Selvatica (Valfabbrica) Map
IT5220024 Italy Valle del Tevere: Laghi di Corbara - Alviano Map
IT6010021 Italy Monte Romano Map
IT6010032 Italy Fosso Cerreto Map
IT6010056 Italy Selva del Lamone e Monti di Castro Map
IT6020018 Italy Fiume Farfa (corso medio - alto) Map
IT6030005 Italy Comprensorio Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate Map
IT6030012 Italy Riserva naturale Tevere Farfa Map
IT6040043 Italy Monti Ausoni e Aurunci Map
IT5190007 Italy Basso Merse Map
IT5190006 Italy Alta Val di Merse Map
IT5220011 Italy Zona umida di Alviano Map
IT5140012 Italy Vallombrosa e Bosco di S. Antonio Map
IT5210061 Italy Torrente Naia Map
IT5150002 Italy Monte Ferrato e Monte Iavello Map
IT51A0003 Italy Val di Farma Map
IT5210025 Italy Ansa degli Ornari (Perugia) Map
IT6030001 Italy Fiume Mignone (medio corso) Map
IT5190002 Italy Monti del Chianti Map
IT5220002 Italy Selva di Meana (Allerona) Map
IT5210040 Italy Boschi dell'alta Valle del Nestore Map
IT5210039 Italy Fiume Timia (Bevagna - Cannara) Map
IT6010020 Italy Fiume Marta (alto corso) Map
IT6010035 Italy Fiume Mignone (basso corso) Map
IT6010006 Italy Valle del Fossatello Map
IT5190014 Italy Ripa d'Orcia Map
IT5220001 Italy Bagno Minerale (Parrano) Map
IT5190003 Italy Montagnola Senese Map
IT6050023 Italy Fiume Amaseno (alto corso) Map
IT5220003 Italy Bosco dell'Elmo (Monte Peglia) Map
IT6030011 Italy Valle del Cremera - Zona del Sorbo Map
IT6010001 Italy Medio corso del Fiume Paglia Map
IT5150001 Italy La Calvana Map
IT5150003 Italy Appennino pratese Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arno goby English Fishbase
Ghiozzo di ruscello Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Góbido italiano negro Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Gobie fluviatile French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Italienische-Grundel German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Gobius avernensis Canestrini, 1868
Gobius fluviatilis nigricans Canestrini, 1867
Gobius nigricans Canestrini, 1867

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Padogobius nigricans
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