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: Discotrema: Greek, diskos = disc shape + Greek, trema = hole (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 20 m (Ref. 30874). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 35. Distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: pectoral ray count 23-28; head width 4.3-5.3 in SL; snout length 2.8-3.5 in HL; disc length 4.2-4.9 in SL; a mid-dorsal white or pale yellow stripe and a lateral stripe on head and body (Ref. 75094)
Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Bismarck Archipelago and the Fiji Islands. Recently reported from Christmas Island (Ref. 30874), Taiwan (Ref. 5193) and the Great Barrier Reef (Ref. 2334).
Found in protected coastal reefs from shallow reef flats to about 20 m depth along slopes and walls (Ref. 48635). Found among arms of crinoids (Ref. 2334, 559).
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00549 (-0.18232 - 0.19329), b=3.11 (3.00 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .