Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Amblyopinae
Etymology: Odontamblyopus: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek,amblys = darkness + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45323)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 35 - 41;
Vertebrae: 32. Pectoral -fin rays free and silk-like. Dorsal and anal fins with chocolate-brown distal margins. Top of skull bony, adductor mandibulae complex not originating from frontal bone as in congeners. Epineurals present from 1st precaudal vertebrae to 10th caudal vertebrae. Pelvic fin long when compared with O. rebecca. Cycloid scales embedded on head and body. Eyes rudimentary but distinct, covered by skin. Several short barbels may be present on underside of chin (Ref. 45323).
Western Indian Ocean: India.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Murdy, E.O. and K. Shibukawa, 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Odontamblyopus (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae). Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):31-43. (Ref. 45323)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00358 - 0.02430), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .