Elacatinus evelynae  (Böhlke & Robins, 1968)

Sharknose goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Elacatinus: Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 53 m (Ref. 9710), usually 1 - 50 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Yellow stripe in front of each eye, joining near tip of snout to form V. Mouth inferior; snout overhangs upper lip, connected by frenum (Ref. 26938). A black stripe beginning on snout, passing through lower part of eye, across upper end of gill opening onto body where it broadens and continues along lower side to end of caudal fin (Ref. 13442).

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Western Atlantic: Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles to the northern coast of South America. Also Antilles and western Caribbean (Ref. 26938).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral reefs with clear waters, preferably in oceanic, insular areas (Ref. 13928). In pairs near coral heads. Monogamous (Ref. 52884). A cleaner (Ref. 9710). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115. Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35420). Feeds on ectoparasites of fishes (Ref. 13442).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Böhlke, J.E. and C.C.G. Chaplin, 1993. Fishes of the Bahamas and adjacent tropical waters. 2nd edition. University of Texas Press, Austin. (Ref. 5521)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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):  3.4   ±0.35 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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.