Knipowitschia goerneri Ahnelt, 1991

Corfu dwarf goby, Kerkyrogoviós



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1983

Rediscovered in 2014

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Corfu (=Kerkyra Island), Ionian Islands, Greece (western)












Original scientific description:

Ahnelt, H. (1991). A new species of Knipowitschia (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Corfu, Western Greece. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 2: 265-272.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Crivelli, A. J. (2006). Knipowitschia goerneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T11028A3240024. Downloaded on 17 May 2016.

Economidis, P.S. 1995. Endangered freshwater fishes of Greece. Biological Conservation 72: 201-211.

Economidis, P. S. & V. Chrysopolitou. (2009). Knipowitschia goerneri Ahnelt, 1991. Pp. 103-104 in: A. Legakis & P. Maragkou (eds.), The red book of threatened animals of Greece. Hellenic Zoological Society, Athens.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Kalogianni, E., S. Giakoumi, S. Zogaris, Y. Chatzinikolaou, M. T. Stoumboudi, R. Barbieri, A. N. Economou & B. Zimmerman. 2006. Rapid assessment of the status of Valencia letourneuxi, the Greek killifish. Final report. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research & Zoological Society of London. 179 pp.

Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. (2007). Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Kottelat, Cornol, and Freyhof, Berlin, 646 pp.

Vukib, Jasna, Kovacib, Marcelo, Zogaris, Stamatis and Šanda, Radek. (2016). Rediscovery of Knipowitschia goerneri and its molecular relationships with other European northern Mediterranean Knipowitschia species (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 26(4): 363-372, 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Vukić, J., Ulqini, D. and Šanda, R. (2017). Occurrence of Knipowitschia goerneri Ahnelt, 1991 (Gobiidae) in southern Albania confirmed with molecular tools. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13298 [Abstract]


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