Gobiodon brochus  Harold Winterbottom, 1999,,

Rasp coralgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiodon: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  brochus: Named for its modified teeth and associated structures of the lower jaw..   More on author: Winterbottom.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 6 m (Ref. 36585).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36585)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 26. Two oblique pigment bars on the head posterodorsal to the eye. Uniquely derived lower jaw, modified anteromedially into a dentigerous, fleshy projection and a row of elongate, transversely oriented papillae in the ventral portion of the cheek. Interopercular-isthmus groove nearly straight. Caudal fin rounded.

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Western Central Pacific: Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia and Tonga.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in association with Acropora loripes and Acropora elseyi; commonly in pairs (Ref. 36585); a coral-commensal species (Ref. 72446). Feeds on copepods, forams, and unidentifiable flocculent material (may represent in part the remains of coral tissue) (Ref. 36585).

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Harold, A.S. and R. Winterbottom, 1999. Gobiodon brochus: a new species of gobiid fish (Teleostei: Gobioidei) from the western South Pacific, with a description of its unique jaw morphology. Copeia 1999(1):49-57.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00475 - 0.02106), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.