Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gobionellus: Diminutive of Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55435)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species differs from its congeners by the following characters: blunt, rounded snout and horizontal, subterminal mouth; a large distinct blotch on the upper pectoral-fin base; 13 elements found in both the second dorsal fin and anal fin; first and second dorsal fins not broadly joined; scales large, 28-35 in lateral series; nape naked or with a few rows of scales before the first dorsal fin; most specimens with upper jaw having a single complete row of teeth; first gill arch with 3 triangular gill rakers on the ceratobranchial, 1 at angle and 2 lobular rakers on the epibranchial (Ref. 55435).
Eastern Pacific: Panama and Colombia.
Specimens were collected among reeds at a sandy mud beach (Ref. 55435).
Hoese, D.F., 1995. Gobiidae. Gobios, chanquetes y guasetas. p. 1129-1135. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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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=0.01290 (0.00401 - 0.04152), b=2.85 (2.59 - 3.11), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .