Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobius: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); kolombatovici: Named for Juraj Kolombatovic (1843-1908), a Croatian taxonomist.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 90 m (Ref. 92840). Temperate
Mediterranean Sea: northern Adriatic Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37044); 9.1 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 13;
Vertebrae: 28. Distinguishable from the other north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Gobius species by: (1) row g reaching lateral end of row o, (2) row o variably related to fellow in dorsal midline, usually connected or overlapping, but sometimes separate (in fig.4), (3) body and head with orange spots and blotches, body spots and blotches clearly visible even in preserved specimens, after loss of orange coloration, and (4) first dorsal fin with black blotch in upper posterior corner, remaining also in preserved specimens. It further differs from G. cruentatus in (1) absence of cheek scales, and (2) shorter row x, not reaching pore ß anteriorly. G. kolombatovici also differs by a higher number of scales in lateral series (Ref. 37044).
Gobius kolombatovici is a bottom-dwelling and secretive species, observed at depths of 15-38 m. It was found to inhabit localities with a combination of soft sediment and rock. Common fish in the same habitat are epibenthic Gobius vittatus, Parablennius rouxi, Thorogobius macrolepis and hyper-benthic Coris julis, Chromis chromis and Serranus hepatus (Ref. 37044).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M. and P.J. Miller, 2000. A new species of Gobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the northern Adriatic Sea. Cybium 24(3):231-239. (Ref. 37044)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.3 - 17, mean 14.7 (based on 26 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00414 - 0.02009), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .