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Fusigobius inframaculatus  (Randall, 1994)

Innerspotted sandgoby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 10683).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10683)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 26. Characterized by semi-translucent body, presence of small orange spots, and 4-5 large internal blackish blotches and rectangular white marks; elongate and filamentous first two dorsal spines especially in male; fully united pelvic fins; presence of pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 25-26; ctenoid scales except cycloid on nape, breast and base of pectoral fin; scales absent on operculum; median predorsal scales absent; opening of gill extending to below posterior half of opercle; depth of body 4.8-5.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).

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Indo-West Pacific: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Mauritius, and Kenya (10683); Japan (Ref. 43239) and Indonesia (Ref. 47567). Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary on sand at base of coral overhangs (Ref. 90102). Specimens collected from sand or sand and rubble substrata.

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Randall, J.E., 1994. A new genus and six new gobiid fishes (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Arabian waters. Fauna Saudi Arabia 14:317-340. (Ref. 10683)

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 = 0.5005   [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   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.