Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Typhlogobius: Greek, typhlops = blind + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Eastern Pacific: San Simeon Point in central California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
This blind goby is usually found under rocks in shallow water or surf; sandy areas among rocks in kelp beds, and holes in rocks. It occurs from intertidal areas to 15 m depth. Usually spends most of its life inside a burrow which it shares together with a pair of Thalianassa californiensis (Ref. 92840). Juveniles have rudimentary eyes to find a shrimp burrow. Adults probably never leave the burrow, resulting in the lowest oxygen consumption recorded in FishBase (ver. 05/2018). Monogamous (Ref. 52884). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Parents guard the eggs which are found attached to the walls of burrows (Ref. 56079). Also survives well in captivity.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous (Ref. 205). Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and social (Ref. 52884).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00314 - 0.02646), b=2.95 (2.71 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .