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); rubrigenis: The new species is named for the distinctive red stripe on the cheek, not found on Greenbanded Gobies
from other locations.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Atlantic: Caribbean, Bay Islands of the Gulf of Honduras (Ref. 84089).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species of Elacatinus with dorsal-fin elements VII, 11 (rare 10); anal-fin elements 10 (uncommon 9); pectoral-fin rays 20 (20–22); pelvic fins fully-joined, short cup-like disk complete; no scales; a pale head with a prominent red stripe from the tip of the snout across the eye ending abruptly above the pectoral-fin base with a short orange segment, followed by a short black segment; notably with an additional red stripe across the cheek from the corner of the jaw to the mid-pectoral-fin base; a dark green body with 23–26 thin light green bars along the full length of the body (Ref. 84089).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Victor, B.C., 2010. The Redcheek Paradox: the mismatch between genetic and phenotypic divergence among deeply-divided mtDNA lineages in a coral-reef goby, with the description of two new cryptic species from the Caribbean Sea. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, vol. 3. (Ref. 84089)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00617 (0.00279 - 0.01364), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .