Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Briggsia: Named for Dr. John C. Briggs, in recognition of his major contributions to clingfish systematics.; hastingsi: Briggsia is named in honor of Dr. John C. Briggs, in recognition of his major contributions to
hastingsi is named in honor of Dr. Philip A. Hastings, the thesis advisor of the first author, who initially aroused the . More on authors: Craig & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical; 17°N - 16°N, 54°E - 55°E
Indian Ocean: Oman, southeastern coast, Rahah Bay (Ref. 82558).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82558)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 29. A monotypic genus of Aspasminae with no prominent vertical ridges on side of body; head large,
its length 2.5 in SL; head width 3.9 in SL; body depth 6.1 in SL; disc double and moderately large, 3.9 in SL; dorsal and anal fins small, posterior on body, each with 4 rays; pectoral rays 23; gill rakers on second arch 9, on third arch 10 (Ref. 82558).
A species of aspasimine gobiesocid with dorsal and anal fins posterior on body, each with 4
rays; pectoral rays 23; caudal fin broad and rounded, with 10 principal rays; gill rakers on first gill arch 9, on third arch 10; head large, its length 2.5 in SL; body depth 6.1 in SL; disc double and well-separated; disc length 3.9 in SL; disc width 4.4 in SL; color in alcohol uniform tan; color when fresh dark reddish gray with
numerous blue dots on side of body except posteriorly, and a few on postorbital head; a dark purplish brown stripe from front of snout, continuing posterior to eye; head ventral to stripe yellowish white; a distinct orange
ring around pupil (Ref. 82558).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Craig, M.T. and J.E. Randall, 2009. Briggsia hastingsi , a new genus and species of clingfish from Oman. Zootaxa 2271:64-68. (Ref. 82558)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00244 - 0.01238), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .