Designation of a lectotype for the Canestrini’s Goby, Gobius canestrinii Ninni, 1883 (Teleostei, Gobiiformes, Gobiidae, Gobionellinae)

Harald Ahnelt (Corresponding author), Christelle Tougard, Marcelo Kovacic

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A recent study based on molecular biological data revealed that Gobius canestrinii (Ninni, 1883), a gobioid fish endemic to the Adriatic basin, has to be split in three lineages. The original description was based on populations from two distant localities in Italy and in Croatia respectively, the first representing one of these lineages, the second most likely belonging to another lineage. To fix the name of the species, we hereby designated a lectotype for Canestrini's Goby.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45–48
Number of pages4
JournalActa Adriatica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 106053 Zoogeography
  • 106043 Systematic zoology


  • Gobiidae
  • Gobius canestrinii
  • Italy
  • Venice
  • lectotype
  • taxonomy
  • Taxonomy
  • Venice, Italy
  • Lectotype

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