Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae
(Wormfishes) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Parioglossus: Greek, pareia = jaw + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 58018). Subtropical; 27°S - 27°S, 144°W - 144°W
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52789); 2.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species of Paraglossus as diagnosed by Rennis & Hoese (1985) distinguished from all described species of Paraglossus by the following combination of characters: dark lateral body stripe absent, preopercular pores absent, 100 or more scales in longitudinal series from above pectoral-fin base to base of caudal fin, pectoral-fin rays 19-21, segmented caudal-fin rays 7+6, scales nonimbricate, black caudal spot usually sub-triangular (one specimen with spot roughly rectangular), membrane of first dorsal fin attached to second dorsal fin in males and females, mature males with dorsal-fin spines 3-5 filamentous and about equal in length, fresh males with narrow yellow stripe running dorsolaterally along body from head to caudal fin.
Eastern Central Pacific: The only known specimens were collected from mud and rubble substrates with some scattered sargassum in shallow water (<1.5m) near the head of Haurei Bay, Rapa Island, French Polynesia.
Found on mud and rubble substrates in shallow inshore waters of less than 1.5 m in depth (Ref. 52789).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Williams, J.T. and D. Lecchini, 2004. Parioglossus galzini, a new species of ptereleotrid dartfish from Rapa Island (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Ptereleotridae). Zootaxa 506:1-8. (Ref. 52789)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .