Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Stonogobiops: Greek, stonos, -ou = groan + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hoese, Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 22 - 35 m (Ref. 397). Tropical; 0°S - 15°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 26. Scales on thorax and pectoral base small and embedded. Eyes and mouth large. Head pores absent. Angle of jaws 40 degrees. Tan in body color with pale spot on each scale; median fins greenish; 2nd dorsal fin with yellowish brown lines; pectoral fins pointed with tan rays, clear membranes; pelvic fins tan. Adults with dark head band ending on upper margin of preoperculum. Longitudinal scale series 100-115, transverse 24-29. 1st to 3rd dorsal spines of adults greatly prolonged. Median predorsal region scaled forward to above preoperculum.
Eastern Central Pacific: an apparent endemic to the Marquesan Islands.
A burrowing species occurring on flat or slightly sloping sand or sand and rubble bottoms. Takes refuge in a burrow constructed by its symbiont alpheid shrimp (a juvenile observed to live with Alpheus randalli).
Hoese, D.F. and J.E. Randall, 1982. Revision of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Stonogobiops. Indo-Pac. Fish. (1):18 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00880 (-0.15703 - 0.17463), b=3.06 (2.96 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (15 of 100) .