Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Eleotridae
(Sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Gobiomorphus: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, morphe = shape (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory. Temperate
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 3.2  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26965)
Oceania: endemic to New Zealand.
Inhabits streams. Preys on invertebrates (Ref. 27776). Maximum life-span for both sexes was observed to be 4.5 years (Ref. 46231).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
McDowall, R.M., 1990. Freshwater fishes and fisheries of New Zealand -The angler's el dorado. Aquat. Sci. 2(2):281-341. (Ref. 11115)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00421 - 0.02490), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm = 1.5).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .