Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Knipowitschia: Because of N.M.Knipowitsch, a zoologist and Russian ichthyologist from the Academy of Sciences. Expeditions in "Pomor" and "Pervosvanniy" ships to Azov and Black sea (1898-1908); caunosi: Named for the mythological figure Caunos, twin brother of Byblis and founder of the ancient Carian city Caunos. The ruins of this city are located close to Lake Köycegiz (Ref. 88783)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Turkey: Lake Köycegiz (Ref. 88783).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116963)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A Knipowitschia with (1) scales from the axilla in midline to the caudal peduncle, extending onto base of caudal fin; (2) anterior oculoscapular canal present, ending anteriorly with a pair of interorbital pores; (3) preopercular canal present with two terminal pores; (4) external preorbital neuromast row extending anteriorly close to the upper lip; (5) anterior preorbital row absent; (6) anterior transverse row long, extending on the nape; (7) pelvic frenum with smooth free edge; (8) male colouration without vertical bars or striae, dark blotch in the rear of the first dorsal fin; first dorsal fin rays V–VI (Ref. 88783).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ahnelt, H., 2011. Two new sympatric Knipowitschia species Teleostei: Gobiidae) from an eastern Mediterranean coastal lake - examples of different dispersal patterns? Zootaxa 3114:22-30. (Ref. 88783)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00484 - 0.01305), b=3.16 (3.02 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .