Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gobionellus: Diminutive of Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Meek & Hildebrand.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: El Salvador to Panama and possibly Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55435); 8.1 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 15. This species differs from its congeners by the following characters: terminal mouth oblique; absence of a large blotch on pectoral-fin base; trunk with a large blotch anterodorsally beneath pectoral fin and a series of small midlateral spots, but no series of large midlateral blotches with vertical extensions; D2 and A each with 15 elements; broadly confluent dorsal fins; small cycloid scales completely covering trunk and nape, with 70 or more in a lateral series; upper jaw with one complete row of teeth in most specimens, but 2 or 3 appearing in larger individuals; first gill arch with 8 thin rakers on ceratobranchial, 6 on epibranchial (Ref. 55435).
Collected from tidepools, over sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 55435).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pezold, F., 2004. Redescriptions and synonymies of species of the American-west African genus Gobionellus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) with a key to species. Copeia 2004(2):281-297. (Ref. 55435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00324 - 0.01618), 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
): 3.4 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .