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Gastroscyphus hectoris  (Günther, 1876)

Hector's clingfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Gastroscyphus: Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, kyphos = curved, bent (Ref. 45335);  hectoris: Named after Sir James Hector, natural historian and Director of the Colonial Museum (Ref. 9003).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 9003).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 9003)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 6 - 7. Color uniform or blotched reddish to olive green or brown dorsally, paler ventrally. A bar of lighter color along the head between the eyes and a narrow horizontal dark stripe from the snout to the gill cover separating the darker dorsal pigment from the paler lower surface. Occasionally a variable row of white spots along the side of the body. Distinguished from other clingfish by its distinctive body form (robust and tapers abruptly behind the dorsal and anal fins).

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Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Commonly amongst brown algae (Cystophora) in rock pools at the low tide level and subtidal areas. Sometimes found on seaweed exposed at low tide. Swims towards cover and positions itself like drifting algae (heads up tail down position, sculling with the pectoral fins) when disturbed.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00217 - 0.01214), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.