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 / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 201 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 55°N -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 31146)
Eastern Pacific: Welcome Harbor, northern British Columbia, Canada to Isla Cedros, central Baja California, Mexico.
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. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00879 (-0.12051 - 0.13810), b=3.06 (2.99 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for species & family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .