Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Chlamydogobius: Greek, chlamys, -idos = cloak, cape + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9 - 19. Temperate; 10°C - 35°C (Ref. 2060), 136°E - 137°E
Oceania: South Australia, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)
Occurs in pools and streams associated with artesian springs and bores (Ref. 5259, 44894). Lives in shaded areas around plants or rocks (Ref. 44894). Found in harsh environment characterized by rapid fluctuations in temperature and salinity (Ref. 5259, 44894). Field observations and laboratory experimentation indicate that it can withstand wide ranges of temperature (5°-41°C), salinity (0-60 p.p.t.), pH (6.8-11.0) and very low dissolved oxygen level (Ref. 44894). Feeds on insects, crustaceans, filamentous algae and detritus (Ref. 5259).
Female deposits eggs on the ceiling of a rocky crevice. Male guards the nest until hatching, which requires 10 to 17 days at temperatures ranging from 27°-30° C.
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00313 - 0.01531), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.31 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=0.5; Fec=20-250; assuming multiple spawning).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .