Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 9 - 25 m (Ref. 48637). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marshall Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559), south to the Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798)
soft rays: 7 - 8. Covered with evenly-spaced round orange spots; develops an elongate first dorsal spine with growth (Ref. 1602). Body whitish; about 4 patches on lateral side of body, triangular patch on caudal base; all fins whitish with orange spots on dorsal and caudal, Transverse scales 7. Predorsal scales 4. Head triangular in cross-section; snout short and pointed. Dorsal fin triangular in shape; in males, 1st dorsal spine elongated and extending over base of last dorsal ray when depressed; 2nd dorsal fin ray pointed posteriorly. Anal fin similar to 2nd dorsal. Pectoral fin large, extending beyond origin of anal fin. Pelvic fin cup-like with connecting membrane (Ref. 43541).
Found on sandy bottoms of caves of seaward reefs (Ref. 1602, 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Fusigobius Whitley, a junior synonym of the gobiid fish genus Coryphopterus gill. Bull. Mar. Sci. 56(3):795-798. (Ref. 10930)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.1 (based on 2108 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .