Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Proterorhinus: Greek, proteros = former + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335); tataricus: Named for the Crimean Tatars, a Turkic-speaking ethnic group originally residing in Crimea..
More on authors: Freyhof & Naseka.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Temperate
Europe: River Chornaya in Crimea, Ukraine.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75105)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 18. Distinguished from all congeners by having 45-54+2-3 scales in midlateral series; nuptial males with hump behind eye; head length 26-29% SL; anal fin with 15-17½ rays, mode 17½ ; second dorsal fin with 18-19½ rays, mode 18½ (Ref. 75105).
Occurs in moderately fast flowing and stagnant portions of medium-sized stream (Ref. 75105); flow of about 10 m3/s.. No data on biology known so far. It is still abundant in a very limited stretch of stream (about 25 km long), but s declining, if water abstraction (large quantities extracted for irrigation) intensifies, the whole stream might dry in summer (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and A.M. Naseka, 2007. Proterorhinus tataricus, a new tubenose goby from Crimea, Ukraine (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(4):325-334. (Ref. 75105)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00477 - 0.02194), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).