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Sicyopterus stimpsoni  (Gill, 1860)

Stimpson's goby
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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 300 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical; 19°N - 16°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26461)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Mature males characterized by an extended ray on the first dorsal fin which is very long and overlaps the second dorsal fin when folded; courting male can appear turquoise to nearly black, with two "racing" stripes along the length of the body; females and juveniles normally mottled brown to gray-green; both sexes turn black when disturbed (Ref. 44091).

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Oceania: found in larger Hawaiian Islands and Society Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic in lower and middle reaches of streams (Ref. 58302). Adults inhabit mountainous streams. Are well adapted to exist in swiftly-flowing basalt-bottomed stream habitat (Ref. 26461). Presence of these species signify water of good water quality (Ref. 44091). Adults are primarily herbivorous, scraping algae off rocks, while the larvae are omnivorous; occasionally caught with nets ('upena), usually after being stupefied with native plants (e.g. hola and ahuhu), a process requiring partial diversion of the stream to reduce water flow; particularly prized in July and August when the females are gravid (Ref. 44091).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tinker, S.W., 1978. Fishes of Hawaii, a handbook of the marine fishes of Hawaii and the Central Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian Service Inc., Honolulu. 568 p. (Ref. 583)

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):  2.1   ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.