Chlamydogobius ranunculus  Larson, 1995

Tadpole goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Chlamydogobius: Greek, chlamys, -idos = cloak, cape + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Larson.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 5 - 7. Equal number of second dorsal and anal fin rays - consisting of 1 spine and 6 soft rays (Ref. 44894). Color: males blue-grey with dark scale margins and scattered black spots on head and body; first dorsal fin with broad yellow band across outer half; second dorsal and anal fins bluish on basal half, with a black stripe across center of fins and broad white margins; caudal fin dusky blue-grey with faint cross bands. Females mainly tan (Ref. 44894).

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

Oceania: northern Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits muddy creeks draining mangrove samphire plains or freshwater floodplains, also artificial habitats such as water buffalo wallows and concrete drains. Always seen near the coast in low-salinity environments (0-9% sea water). Spawned in captivity. About 30 eggs were laid, which took 9 days to hatch at 25°C. After hatching the young were observed clinging to the walls of the aquarium, apparently feeding on algae (Ref. 44894).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Larson, H.K., 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233.

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 = 0.5156   [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):  2.9   ±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 vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.