Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Amblyopinae
Etymology: Pseudotrypauchen: Greek,pseudes = false + Greek, tryo = erode + Greek, auchen = neck (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Asia: India, Malaysia, and Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45319)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 29 - 31;
Vertebrae: 27. Eyes rudimentary but distinct, covered by skin, approximately equal in size to diameter to posterior naris. Interorbital broad. Mouth large, jaws ending posteriorly well beyond a vertical with posterior margin of eye. Short, compressed and gently rounded teeth in outermost row in both jaws; number of teeth in outer row of upper jaw 10-19, of lower jaw 22-42; fang-like teeth and symphysial canines absent. Outer surface of opercular bones with numerous minute cavities. Ventral surface of each side of lower jaw with 2-3 pairs of short, thin barbels. Head and body compressed; except for snout and ventral surface of lower jaw, are covered with large cycloid scales, embedded, non-imbricated, largest posteriorly. Pectoral fins longer than pelvic fins (113-203% of pelvic length) and pointed posteriorly; all pectoral-fin rays simple, free from fin membrane (except for some of the ventralmost rays). First 2 pterygiophores of 2nd dorsal fin separated by a neural spine. Spinous dorsal-fin pterygiophore formula 3-12210. Caudal fin long, more than twice HL (Ref. 45319).
Collected by trawl in 9-12 fathoms over muddy bottom. Associated fishes include Saurida, Platycephalus, , Kuhlia, Trichiurus, Aluterus, Lagocephalus, apogonids, and cynoglossids (Ref. 45319).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Murdy, E.O. and K. Shibukawa, 2002. Redescription of the gobiid fish genus Pseudotrypauchen (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae) and its significance in amblyopine phylogeny. Mar. Freshwater Res. 53:253-258. (Ref. 45319)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00172 - 0.01057), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 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 (21 of 100) .