Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiosoma: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek,soma = body (Ref. 45335). More on author: Ginsburg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical; 10°C - 33°C (Ref. 97140); 29°N - 17°N, 98°W - 73°W
Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico coast from southern Texas to Key West, Florida and along the Atlantic coast north to Miami and Cape Canaveral, Florida (Ref. 104557). Reported from Jamaica (Ref. 27228).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 2.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 1.00 years (Ref. 12193)
Adults inhabit seagrass beds and algal mats in very shallow, protected waters. Also found in bays and rivers (Ref. 97140). They prefer fully saline water (Ref. 7251). Salinity ranges from 0.0 to 37.6 (Ref. 97140).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00510 - 0.01788), b=3.17 (3.01 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 1.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.81-2.01; tmax=1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .