Adriatic dwarf goby

Knipowitschia panizzae, the Adriatic dwarf goby, is a species of goby native to the coasts of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas where it has been recorded in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia with records from Greece needing to be confirmed. It prefers fresh and brackish waters with plentiful vegetation. This species can reach a length of 5.5 centimetres (2.2 in) TL.[2] It is not known who the specific name honours but it is thought likely to be the Italian anatomist Bartolomeo Panizza (1785-1867), who studied the post-reproductive mortality of male sea lampreys.[3]

Adriatic dwarf goby
Knipowitschia panizzae.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Knipowitschia
K. panizzae
Binomial name
Knipowitschia panizzae
(Verga, 1841)
  • Gobius panizzae Verga, 1841
  • Pomatoschistus panizzai (Verga, 1841)


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. (2011). "Knipowitschia panizzae (errata version published in 2016)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T11032A97805178. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T11032A3241178.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Knipowitschia panizzae" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (14 July 2018). "Order GOBIIFORMES: Family GOBIIDAE (I-p)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 3 September 2018.