Luposicya lupus  Smith, 1959

Wolfsnout goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Luposicya: Latin, lupus = wolf + Greek, sikya, -as = cucumber (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Smith.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 15 m (Ref. 48637).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Characterized by semi-transparent head and body often covered with dense pepper-like spots; presence of thin brown internal stripe interrupted by eight white dash-like marking along dorsal edge of vertebral column; peritoneum silvery or whitish with pair of large brown blotches; snout with a pair of narrow brown stripes; 3-6 lowermost pectoral rays, unbranched and sometimes thickened; longitudinal scale series 26-32; elongated oval or flattened cup shape formed by pelvic fins; restricted gill opening, ranging from just past lower pectoral fin base to below preopercular margin; fleshy snout overhanging lower jaw (Ref 90102).

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Indo-West Pacific: Pinda, Mozambique to Indonesia, north to Japan. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits large sponges, usually on the underside of floppy or fan types that grow on shallow reef flats and down on slopes that are subject to moderate currents (Ref. 48637).

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Benthic spawner.

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Goren, M., 1984. Three new species and two new records for the Red Sea of invertebrate associated gobies (Gobiidae, Pisces). Cybium 8(1):71-82. (Ref. 83991)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00168 - 0.01037), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.