Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hoese.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 46 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798)
soft rays: 8. Body with dark dots found in rows; spot on caudal peduncle (Ref. 2798); characterized by semi-translucent grey body with orange-brown spots and blotches; outer part of first dorsal fin with two black spots; nearly fully united pelvic fins; weak pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 24-25; ctenoid body scales becoming cycloid anterior to pectoral and pelvic fins; operculum without scales; opening of gill extending to or almost to vertical at posterior edge of opercle; depth of body 4.3-5.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ogasawara Islands.
Inhabits sandy floors of holes and depressions of clear seaward reefs. Also found in sand-rubble bottoms next to reefs (Ref. 90102). Occurs singly or in groups, secretive. (Ref. 37816, 48637). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Fusigobius Whitley, a junior synonym of the gobiid fish genus Coryphopterus gill. Bull. Mar. Sci. 56(3):795-798. (Ref. 10930)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00245 - 0.01233), b=3.25 (3.06 - 3.44), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 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) .