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Asterropteryx spinosa  (Goren, 1981)

Eyebar spiny goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Asterropteryx: Greek, a = with + Greek, sterros, -a, -on = consistent + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335);  spinosa: Not given in the original description (Ref. 97008).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 90102).   Subtropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to New Caledonia, north to southern Japan. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48444)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. Thick dark bar under the eye, a short dark bar on the tail base, and a black spot at the front of first dorsal fin (Ref. 37816); characterized further by prolonged fourth dorsal spine, forming long filament in adult; longitudinal scale series 24; ctenoid scales on body, becoming cycloid anterior to pelvic and pectoral fins; 3-7 spines on rear edge of preopercle, lowermost often larger than others; rounded caudal fin; depth of body 3.7-4.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits lagoon reefs (Ref. 37816). Found on sandy and muddy bottoms of coral rubble (Ref. 43239). Depth range 1-30 (Ref 90102).

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Randall, J.E. and M. Goren, 1993. A review of the gobioid fishes of the Maldives. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (58):1-37, 5 pls. (Ref. 9360)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 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 (12 of 100) .