Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Pseudogobius: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: 10 - 15; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: India to Australia and northward to China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Color when fresh greenish and somewhat transparent. Body with numerous minute spots; 1st dorsal with a black blotch; caudal fin base with 2 vertically black spots. Longitudinal scales 27-28; transverse scales 7; predorsal scales 6-7. Maxillary extends to the vertical of anterial half of eye, upper jaw prominent; lips thin. Snout obtuse, overhanging the upper lips. Head scaled above behind eye and opercle. Scales on head, breast and belly cycloid; on lateral side of body ctenoid. Middle spines of 1st dorsal longest; 2nd dorsal and anal higher than 1st dorsal; pectoral and ventral about as long as head (Ref. 43550).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Adults occurs in the sea, estuaries and rivers (Ref. 4833). Feed on small fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The male guards the clutch only as long as the young have not hatched.
Larson, H.K., 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 25.2 - 29.1, mean 28.3 °C (based on 1330 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00432 - 0.02212), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.73 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).