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Bathygobius cocosensis  (Bleeker, 1854)

Cocos frill-goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Bathygobius: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 48637).   Tropical; 32°N - 28°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Characterized by mottled brown overall color, with five alternating irregular whitish and brown blotches or saddles dorsally on body; lower half of side with 5-7 rectangular brown blotches; white spots and blotches on cheek and operculum; upper 4-5 pectoral rays branched to base, tips membrane-free; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 37-38; predorsal scales 10-12, nearly reaching to above rear margin of preopercle; scales absent on cheek and operculum; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid on abdomen, breast and nape; depressed head, width greater than depth; depth of body 5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Johnston, Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and Rapa Islands; Marianas and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Misidentified as Bathygobius fuscus in Hawaii (Ref. 7490).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives among rubble, in sand pockets, or on reef rock and is abundant on silty intertidal reef flats (Ref. 9360, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Gut analysis composed of polychaetes, isopods, amphipods, and brachyurans (Ref. 9360, 48637).

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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




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.