Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Didogobius: From Dido, queen of Carthage who killed herself when abandoned by Aeneas; Greek, mithology; splechtnai: Named for Heinz Splechtna.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 56 m (Ref. 92840). Tropical, preferred ?; 47°N - 40°N, 27°E - 42°E
Mediterranean Sea: Croatia, Spain and Italy.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10711); 2.8 cm SL (female)
Diagnosis: (Juveniles without fully developed head canals), brown head; three broad brown trunk bars running transverse across the body below the first and second dorsal fin and at posterior part of caudal peduncle, with whitish interspaces; distinct dark spot at the end of first dorsal fin; ventral part of pectoral fins with black markings extending from the center of the fins to the tips (Ref. 44207).
Found in small submerged caves, sometimes associated with Corcyrogobius liechtensteini (Ref. 10711). Can occur in remarkable abundance within suitable habitats, medium and large-sized caves, with fine sediment bottom (Ref. 44207). Also found in rocky shores in deep caves in water depths from 5-56 m, usually resting directly in front of its hole and in small cavities near sea grass (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ahnelt, H. and R.A. Patzner, 1995. A new species of Didogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the western Mediterranean. Cybium 19(1):95-102. (Ref. 10711)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00266 - 0.01303), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .