Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Pomatoschistus: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, schistos = divided (Ref. 45335); montenegrensis: The specific name is derived from that of Montenegro, where the type material was collected.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 43°N - 42°N
Montenegro: Morača River and its tributary the Zeta, southern Montenegro, as well as in Lake Skadar on a large natural channel that connects Lake Malo Blato with the main body of Lake Skadar (Ref. 75173).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 75173); 2.3 cm (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 30. Body moderately elongate, anteriorly robust with slender caudal peduncle. Scales present only in lateral axillary patch behind root of pectoral
fin, mostly contiguous but not fully imbricate. Males with first dorsal fin rays to origin of second dorsal fin when depressed, rear tip of second dorsal and anal fin to not more than half distance to upper and lower origins of caudal fin, respectively. Pectoral fin extends posteriorly to below rear end of first dorsal fin.
P. montenegrensis lives in the slow current shallows of the Morac? River and in pools remaining in gravel pits after river flooding. The substratum is like gravel, covered with fine sediment and overgrown by dense filamentous algae, within which gobies are concealed (Ref. 75173).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Miller, P.J. and R. Śanda, 2008. A new west balkanian sand-goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Fish Biol. 72(1):259-270. (Ref. 75173)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 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 (12 of 100) .