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Acentrogobius caninus  (Valenciennes, 1837)

Tropical sand goby
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Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: live export: yes;
Comments: Known from the northern coasts of Western Australia and Northern Territory, and NE coast of Queensland, from Bonaparte Arch., WA to Gladstone, QLD (Ref. 75154). Also Ref. 49596, 78751.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 46888)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 26°N - 27°S, 51°E - 135°W

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific. Freshwater records from Madagascar by Pellegrin were based on juveniles of unidentified species (Ref. 4343).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Characterized by pale grey body with five diffuse brown saddles along back; midside with 4-5 diffuse brown blotches; head and body with scattered white spots; presence of diagnostic greenish patch behind upper edge of operculum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 25-26; scales absent on head except upper half of opercle and predorsal fully scaled; mainly ctenoid body scales; depth of body 5.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur along coastlines and in estuaries and harbors. Usually found in brackish tidal waters. Feed on invertebrates. Found to contain tetrodotoxin (TTX) and anhydrotetrodotoxin (anh-TTX) which causes paralytic food poisoning (Ref. 54777). Marketed fresh in Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat (Ref. 54777)



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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high