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: Elacatinus: Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335); redimiculus: The specific name, redimiculus, refers to ribbons that were sometimes attached to the side of a headdress then passed over the shoulders to drape across each side of the breast, or decoratively woven or plaited into hair. We apply this name as an a.
This species is placed in the genus Tigrigobius in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883), considered as valid. But see Taylor & Akins (2007: Ref. 58341) for the generic treament.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 8 m (Ref. 58341). Tropical; 21°N - 19°N, 97°W - 96°W
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Atlantic: known only from the western Gulf of Mexico reef systems within the Veracruz Marine Park. Specimens were observed on reefs as far north as Isla De Lobos (21°29.36'N, 97°13.53'W) and south to Isla Verde off Veracruz (19°11.88'N, 96°04.12'W) (Ref. 58341).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58341)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10. Elacatinus redimiculus can be distinguished from other species of Tigrigobius by the reddish orange blotches or broken bands on the head and the 13 reddish orange to dark brown bands between the pectoral fin and caudal fin. The body is elongate, laterally compressed, and naked except for usually 4 basicaudal ctenoid scales,
arranged typically in a single, vertical row on each side of the peduncle. One specimen has a fifth scale in a second row on the right side, and another specimen has two scales on the left ventral half of the peduncle, and none dorsally. The tongue is bilobed. The conical teeth are arranged in a single row, but males have enlarged,
recurved canines. Males also possess an elongated first dorsal spine. Males have a slender, conical genital papilla; females have a blunt papilla (Ref 58341).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Taylor, M.S. and L. Akins, 2007. Two new species of Elacatinus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Mexican coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Zootaxa 1425:45-51. (Ref. 58341)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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) .