Gobiosoma hemigymnum  (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Half naked goby
Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Gobiosoma hemigymnum (Half naked goby)
Gobiosoma hemigymnum
Picture by Delpiani, M.S.

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: Gobiosoma: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek,soma = body (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 3 - 13 m (Ref. 104557).   Tropical; 23°S - 38°S (Ref. 104557)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Southwest Atlantic: from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104557)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: body scaled from caudal peduncle to the base of pectoral fin, the scales wedge-shaped to under posterior of first dorsal-fin base, wedge ending abruptly, then continuing forward in a narrow, straight row of 1-2 scales high along midline; the naked area extending from mid- pectoral-fin base to (or past) posterior of second dorsal-fin base and from mid-pectoral-fin base to (or past) posterior end anal fin ray base; upper jaw 34.6 % in head length (HL); lateral scales modally 31; pectoral fin 19 (17-21) (Ref. 104557).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The species occirs in estuarine, intertidal and shallow coastal areas and frequently found associated with epilithic organisms (2 centimeters or more in size) found at depths ranging from tidepools to 13 meters. Some specimens from Lagoa da Conceição (state of Santa Catarina) were collected while snorkeling along the granitic shores in 1.5 to 2 meters of water in an area where the non-native tunicate Styela plicata (Lesueur 1823) are found and this solitary ascidian forms extensive aggregations in bands about 1 meter below the lower limit of the intertidal zone. Other species collected in the area included: gobiid Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes 1837), the native blenny Hypleurochilus fissicornis (Quoy & Gaimard 1824), the invasive blenny Omobranchus punctatus (Valenciennes 1836), and the gobiesocid Gobiesox barbatulus Starks 1913. In Mar Chiquita lagoon (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) this species has been recorded in high numbers associated with the reefs built by the invasive tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel 1923; also known as Mercierella enigmatica) (Cervigón & Bastida, 1971). Nearby in Mar del Plata, this species inhabits the encrusting community in both the harbor and the mesolittoral zone of Cabo Corrientes; where in the latter community, composed of the mussels Brachidontes rodriguezii (d'Orbigny 1842) and Mytilus edulis platensis d'Orbigny 1842, this species is rare. In Uruguay, it was observed in tidepools 20 and 50 cm deep with clear water and sandy bottoms (A. Carvalho-Filho, pers. comm., 17 May 2013); other fish species in the pools included: H. fissicornis, juveniles of Mugil curema Valenciennes 1836 and adults of Jenynsia multidentata (Jenyns 1842). In São Paulo, both this species and Barbulifer enigmaticuswere collected within the same tidepools (J.L. Figueiredo, pers. comm., 20 September 2010). In northern Argentina and southern Brazil, this species has been collected at 8-13 meters. Also this species uses the empty shells of the cultured mussel Perna perna (Linnaeus 1758) for spawning and is an intermediary host of Bucephalus margaritae (Ozaki & Ishibashi 1934), a trematode worm parasitic on the mussel, in Santa Catarina (Ref. 104557).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Van Tassell, J.L., J.-C. Joyeux, M. Macieira and L. Tornabene, 2015. Status of Gobiosoma (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Brazil: description of a new species, redescription of G. hemigymnum, molecular phylogeny of the genus, and key to Atlantic species. Zootaxa 4007(4):451-480. (Ref. 104557)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | National databases | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .