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Koumansetta hectori  (Smith, 1957)

Hector's goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 90102), usually 5 - 20 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 27115); 30°N - 2°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16. Has a similar pattern to that of A. rainfordi, but is bluish-black rather than green, with yellow longitudinal stripes and a chain of ocelli from the base of the second dorsal fin to the upper caudal rays (Ref.1602 ); characterized by having elongate and filamentous first two dorsal spines in adult; united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin, usually slightly shorter than HL; longitudinal scale series 65-70; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid anterior to posterior part of first dorsal fin; head scaleless; depth of body 4.6-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Aldabra, Seychelles, Ryukyu Islands, Yaeyama Islands; Palau, Truk, and Pohnpei in Micronesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sheltered bays and inner reefs on fine rubble shaded by large living corals (Ref. 48637). Occurs solitarily, hovering a short distance above sandy bottoms of reef bases. Stomach contents of one specimen comprise of filamentous algae, harpacticoid copepods, ostracods, amphipods, and nematodes (Ref. 9360).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00202 - 0.01083), b=3.27 (3.07 - 3.47), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.1   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.