Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblygobius: Greek, amblys = darkness + Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range ? - 25 m (Ref. 27115), usually 3 - 25 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 27115); 25°N - 24°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
Western Central Pacific: Philippines to New Caledonia, north to Yaeyama Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia.
Inhabits muddy bottoms of inshore bays and lagoons from about 3 to at least 20 m and uses a vertical, tube-like burrow of an unidentified invertebrate for refuge (Ref. 1602). Occurs in coastal and inner reefs on sand and rubble flats to about 20 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Feeds by sifting mouthfuls of sand to capture small invertebrates and organic matter (Ref. 1602).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00880 (-0.15703 - 0.17463), b=3.06 (2.96 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .