Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Lentipes: Latin, lens, lentis = slow + Latin, pes = foot (Ref. 45335); mekonggaensis: Derived from the name of Mekongga mountain (Sulawesi), where the specimens were caught.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: River Tepasa in Sulawesi Tenggara province, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97410); 4.6 cm (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. Lentipes mekonggaensis can be diagnosed by the following characters: pectoral fin with 19-20 rays; second dorsal and anal fins I10, and 28-33 lateral scales; urogenital papilla retractable into a sheath-like groove and without lobes or other expanded tissue. Male is
characterised by few tricuspid teeth in the upper jaw (10-16), ctenoid scales on anterior body region strongly ossified, the base of the first dorsal fin not reaching the base of the second dorsal fin origin, and a specific body color, with a bright red head, a red band on caudal
peduncle and orange dorsal fins (Ref. 97410).
Found in a swift, clear high gradient stream with a rocky and boulder-strewn bottom
at the edge of oil palm plantation (388 m above sea level). Presumed to be amphidromous as the other members of the subfamily (Ref. 97410).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Keith, P., R. Hadiaty, N. Hubert, F. Busson and C. Lord, 2014. Three new species of Lentipes from Indonesia (Gobiidae). Cybium 38(2):133-146. (Ref. 97410)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .