Roberto Pillon

Joined: Nov 18, 2018 Last Active: Apr 12, 2024 iNaturalist

I'm an Italian underwater naturalist photographer expert of identifications of Mediterranean's fish (currently I'm mainly interested to the Gobiidae) and echinoderms (mainly genus Astropecten and Holothuria).
With global warming and the entry of many species from other seas I deeped also my knowledge about Gobiidae, Salariinae and other benthic fish of Indo-Pacific.

I am coauthor in peer-reviewed articles:

I am coauthor of the e-book:

  • Renoult J.P., Pillon R., Kovačić M. & Louisy P. (2022). Frontiers in Fishwatching Series – Gobies of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Gobius and Thorogobius. Les cahiers de la fondation Biotope 37: 1- 237.
    Download: https://www.biotope.fr/download/313414/

I wrote an article to explain the identification's keys for Mediterranean's Astropecten:

I collaborate with the main naturalist sites: www.fishbase.org, www.marinespecies.org, www.fish-watch.org, https://doris.ffessm.fr, www.naturamediterraneo.com

My equipment: Canon G16 with case Fantasea

My main photo gallery for sealife: www.marinespecies.org/photogallery.php?p=search&term=roberto+pillon
My main photo gallery for fish: www.fishbase.us/tools/UploadPhoto/list.php?collab_id=1824

The books that use my underwater pictures:

  • Europe and Mediterranean marine fish identification guide, Patrick Louisy, Publisher ULMER, 2022
  • Europe and Mediterranean marine fish identification guide, Patrick Louisy, Publisher ULMER, 2015
  • Guide d'identification des poissons marins Europe et Méditerranée, Patrick Louisy, Publisher ULMER, 2015
  • Guida all'identificazione dei pesci marini d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, Patrick Louisy, Publisher Il Castello, 2020
  • Guida all'identificazione dei pesci marini d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, Patrick Louisy, Publisher Il Castello, 2006
  • Hippocampes: une famille d'excentriques, Patrick Louisy, Publisher Biotope Editions, 2019
  • Atlante di flora e fauna del Mediterraneo, Egidio Trainito e Rossella Baldacconi, Publisher Il Castello, 2021
  • Atlante di flora e fauna del Mediterraneo, Egidio Trainito e Rossella Baldacconi, Publisher Il Castello, 2014
  • Atlante di flora e fauna del Mediterraneo, Egidio Trainito, Publisher Il Castello, 2011
  • Atlante di flora e fauna del Mediterraneo, Egidio Trainito, Publisher Il Castello, 2008
  • Nudibranchi del Mediterraneo, Egidio Trainito, Mauro Doneddu, Publisher Il Castello, 2014
  • Coralli del Mediterraneo, Egidio Trainito e Rossella Baldacconi, Publisher Il Castello, 2016
  • Blennidi delle acque italiane - Guida alla conoscenza e all'identificazione delle specie, Francesco Tiralongo, Publisher IRECO, 2015
  • Safari Fotosub, Martina Gambirasi e Angelo Mojetta, Publisher La Mandragora, 2022
  • Rivages de Méditerranée - Les carnets du plongeur, Véronique Lamare, Alain-Pierre Sittler, Gael Rochefort, Vincent Maran, Publisher Editions Neptune Plongée, 2020
  • Pesci dell'Adriatico - Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, Luciano Poggiani, Publisher Editore Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, Assessorato Beni ed Attività Ambientali, Pesaro, 2009
  • I pesci del mare di Fano, Luciano Poggiani, Publisher Editore Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Fano, 2016
  • I crostacei del mare di Fano e del bacino del Metauro, Luciano Poggiani, Publisher Editore Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Fano, 2018
  • Guia de Campo: Fauna e Flora Marinha de Portugal, Vasco Ferreira, Publisher PlanetaVivo, 2011
  • Peixes Marinhos de Portugal - Marine Fishes of Portugal, Nuno Vasco Rodrigues. Publisher Flying Sharks, 2015
  • Espécies Marinhas de Portugal, Nuno Vasco Rodrigues, Paulo Maranhao, Pedro Oliveira, José Alberto. Publisher Instituto Politécnico de Leira, 2023
  • Faune et flore sous-marines de la Méditerranée : Guide d'identification et d'observation, Sandrine Agnelli, Morgane Constantin, Nicolas Barraqué, Philippe Carrez, Yann Valton, Publisher Turtle Prod Edition, 2013
  • Marine Pictolife: Mediterranean Sea, Antonie Dray, Francois Rebufat, Publisher Pictolife, 2009
  • Marine Pictolife: Eastern Altantic, Antonie Dray, Francois Rebufat, Publisher Pictolife, 2010
  • Marine Pictolife: Macaronesia, Antonie Dray, Francois Rebufat, Publisher Pictolife, 2018
  • Atlante della fauna e flora marina del Mar Rosso, Attilio Rinaldi, Publisher La Mandragora, 2021
  • Guìa de barrigudas, cabozos. Y chupasangres de Canarias, Publisher Consejería de Transición. Ecológica, Lucha Contra el Cambio Climático y Planificación Territorial del Gobierno de Canarias, 2021

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