Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Glossogobius: Greek, glossa = tongue + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 32°N - 19°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050); common length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Africa: South Africa. Asia and Oceania: Japan to Australia; Mekong and Chao Phraya basins.
Found in rivers in clear to turbid water, usually over sand or gravel bottoms (Ref. 5259) and mud (Ref. 44894). Feeds on aquatic insect larvae and prawns (Ref. 5259, 44894) and small fishes (Ref. 12693). Larvae occur in the marine environment (Ref. 5259, 44894). Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey.
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00880 (-0.15703 - 0.17463), b=3.05514 (2.96307 - 3.14722), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .