Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Risor: Latin, risor, -oris = clownish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical; - 6°N
Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to northeastern Brazil (Ref. 39606).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
soft rays: 9 - 10. Distinguished by the following characteristics: first dorsal fin spines VII; completely united pelvic fins; scales only on posterior section of the trunk; four modified basicaudal scales at the base of the caudal fin; light to dark brown body color with faint internal bars visible on lighter specimens; 2-4 enlarged re-curved canines in each jaw that project out of the mouth, point out and up in the upper jaw, down and back on the lower jaw (Ref. 92840).
Found in association with large barrel sponges, generally along outside hiding in crevices, also sometimes within the sponge tubules (Ref. 92840).
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
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.4 - 28.2, mean 27.3 °C (based on 599 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00421 - 0.01885), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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) .