Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Lentipes: Latin, lens, lentis = slow + Latin, pes = foot (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 914 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical; 22°N - 19°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); 6.0 cm SL (female)
Males displaying aggression or courtship behavior have the anterior half of their body velvety black, the posterior half bright reddish-orange and the fins whitish in color. Otherwise, both males and females are olive to brown, with only traces of two-tone color in the males. Both sexes with bright blue eyes.
Oceania: known only from Hawaii.
Found in middle to upper reaches of (mountain) streams (Ref. 44091, 58302); known for its climbing abilities: found above 'Akaka Falls (>130 m high) on Big Island (Ref. 44091). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Used for food in Moloka'i and Maui; caught by suspending a baited ipu, or gourd, in midwater, attached to the end of a stout pole; considered a symbol of bad luck in other areas and discarded when caught (Ref. 44091). Max. length (Keoki Stender, pers. comm., 1999).
Higashi, G.R. and M.N. Yamamoto, 1993. Rediscovery of `extinct' Lentipes concolor (Pisces: Gobiidae) on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Environ. Biol. Fish. 37(3):257-268. (Ref. 7417)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.2 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .