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Gastrocyathus gracilis  Briggs, 1955

Slender clingfish
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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: Gastrocyathus: Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, kyathos, -ou = hollow of the hand (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Briggs.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 7 m (Ref. 9003).   Temperate

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Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 9003)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 5 - 7. Uniform red brown to yellowish with variable narrow bands along the head, level with the eye on the dorsal surface of the body, often breaking up into spots on the sides. Fins transparent. Distinguished from other clingfishes by its small size with a slender body tapering behind the head and the pointed fleshy tip on the upper jaw that overhangs the lower jaw.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found amongst weed at low tide, and on brown algae in the subtidal zone. Appears to be restricted to algal species with strap-like fronds. Feeds mainly on harpacticoid copepods.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p. (Ref. 9003)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.9 - 17.8, mean 15.9 (based on 67 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00256 - 0.00938), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .