Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Lepidogobius: Greek, lepis = scale + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); lepidus: From the Latin lepidus, meaning 'pretty' (Ref. 27436).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 201 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 55°N - 27°N, 136°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: Welcome Harbor, northern British Columbia, Canada to Isla Cedros, central Baja California, Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 31146)
Found mostly on mud bottom; from intertidal to 201 m depth. Oviparous (Ref. 56079). Eggs are found attached to the walls of burrows (Ref. 56079).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.5 - 12, mean 9 (based on 54 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00467 - 0.01624), b=3.07 (2.91 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.13; tmax=7).
Prior r = 0.34, 2 SD range = 0.13 - 0.87, log(r) = -1.08, SD log(r) = 0.47, Based on: 1 K, 1 tmax, 1 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .