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Awaous melanocephalus (Bleeker, 1849)

Largesnout goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
  More on author: Bleeker.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

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Asia and Oceania: India, Sri Lanka, Ryukyu Islands, China, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Reported from Fiji (Ref. 12743). Record from Mauritius (Bleeker 1879) needs confirmation (Ref. 4343).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit clear streams, often in rainforest with mud, sand or gravel bottoms (Ref. 2847). Usually occur within 50 km of the sea (Ref. 2847).

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Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 11 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.4 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 1080 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00406 - 0.01955), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.1 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 (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.