Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Hoese & Reader.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 46 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ogasawara Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798)
soft rays: 8. Body with dark dots found in rows; spot on caudal peduncle (Ref. 2798); characterized by semi-translucent grey body with orange-brown spots and blotches; outer part of first dorsal fin with two black spots; nearly fully united pelvic fins; weak pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 24-25; ctenoid body scales becoming cycloid anterior to pectoral and pelvic fins; operculum without scales; opening of gill extending to or almost to vertical at posterior edge of opercle; depth of body 4.3-5.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sandy floors of holes and depressions of clear seaward reefs. Also found in sand-rubble bottoms next to reefs (Ref. 90102). Occurs singly or in groups, secretive. (Ref. 37816, 48637). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on small invertebrates (Ref. 89972).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Fusigobius Whitley, a junior synonym of the gobiid fish genus Coryphopterus gill. Bull. Mar. Sci. 56(3):795-798. (Ref. 10930)
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
): 24.5 - 28.8, mean 27.5 °C (based on 582 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (12 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 203 [95, 446] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.917 [0.507, 1.736] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.12 [0.05, 0.23] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.6 [11.8, 55.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 114 [31, 382] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.24 [1.30, 3.69] mg/100g (wet weight);