Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Barbuligobius: Latin barba,-ae; barbula = beard + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Lachner & McKinney.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by light tan body color with row of five horizontally elongate black spots along middle of side; presence of row of smaller dark spots along lower side of body; nape, back and upper caudal peduncle with six brown saddles; joined pelvic fins, relatively long , extends beyond anal fin; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-25; absence of scales on nape, cheek, opercle, breast and anterior body; numerous, elongate, fleshy barbels and flaps on head; depth of body 5.6-6.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms, usually in surge channels or on exposed outer edge of reefs in 1-15 m (Ref. 90102). Burrows in sand adjacent to coral or rock (Ref. 2798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 774-807. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 22 - 29.3, mean 28.3 °C (based on 2614 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .