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Sicyopterus punctissimus  Sparks & Nelson, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Sicyopterus: Greek, sika, sikya = cucumber + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335);  punctissimus: Named after Mr. Franoux, who collected the holotype.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54347)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10; Vertebrae: 25. Diagnosis: This species differs from all congeners in possessing the following characters: a broad, darkly pigmented, midlateral band on the posterior half of the body, which extends onto the base of the caudal fin; numerous small dark (brownish) spots on the posterior half of the body, dorsal and ventral to this midlateral band; numerous small dark spots on the second dorsal fin; second dorsal, anal, caudal, and pectoral fins with light-colored (whitish to yellow) distal margins; second dorsal fin has one weak spine and 11 branched rays; lateral cleft in the upper lip markedly expanded dorsally; and scales on the nape and abdomen similar in size to scales on the sides of the body (Ref. 54347).

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Africa: Madagascar.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from clear, swift-flowing streams and rivers (Ref. 54347).

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Sparks, J.S. and D.W. Nelson, 2004. Review of the Malagasy sicydiine gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with description of a new species and comments on the taxonomic status of Gobius lagocephalus Pallas, 1770. Am. Mus. Novit. 3440:1-20. (Ref. 54347)

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 = 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   ±0.1 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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.