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Gobioides broussonnetii  Lacepède, 1800

Violet goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gobioides: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Lacepède.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 46888).   Tropical; 14°C - 32°C (Ref. 97140)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13628); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6077); max. published weight: 311.00 g (Ref. 13628)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16. Scales in longitudinal series about 160 (Ref. 27974). With a continuous dorsal fin, and dorsal and anal fins joined with caudal fin (Ref. 26938).

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Western Atlantic: Charleston, South Carolina southward to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico coasts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and eastern-central Texas; along the Caribbean coast of Colombia, eastward to Venezuela, Surinam, Guyana, French Guiana, and Brazil as far south as Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults prefer muddy bays and estuaries; encountered in fresh water (Ref. 13628), with a salinity range of 0.0 to 25.5 ppt (Ref. 97140). Also found offshore on muddy bottoms, off mouths of large rivers. Largest goby in the Caribbean, and the only one with this distinctive eel-like shape (Ref. 26938).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Murdy, E.O., 1998. A review of the gobioid fish genus Gobioides. Ichthyol. Res. 45(2):121-133. (Ref. 27974)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; bait: occasionally
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.