Acentrogobius audax  Smith, 1959

Mangrove goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Acentrogobius: Greek, a = without + Greek, kentron = sting + Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Smith.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Subtropical; 25°C - ? (Ref. 2059)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Dark bar on caudal peduncle and on caudal base (Ref. 2798).

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Western Indian Ocean: Ibo, Mozambique and Natal, South Africa. Northwest Pacific: Japan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow estuaries with freshwater run-off or lower reaches of rivers on mud banks. Small groups were observed sitting on the bottom as tides were coming in, quickly diving into the mud when approached (Ref. 48637).

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Hoese, D.F., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00507 - 0.02267), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.