Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lythrypnus: Greek, lythros, -on = blood + Greek, hypnos = sleep (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Beebe & Tee-Van.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 18 m (Ref. 34188), usually 5 - 18 m (Ref. 34188). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and south through the Lesser Antilles to Tobago. Also Belize, Honduras and Providencia Island off Nicaragua.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Dark bands lacking a pale central area; width of pale bands equal to or greater than width of dark bands; color pattern on cheeks usually consisting of two bars or spots arranged in bars under the eye, spaces between posteriormost bar and preopercular margin usually lacking spots; pectoral fin base with a single spot, usually located on central or lower portion of base, often extending anteriorly toward opercular membrane; pectoral fin rays modally 15 (Ref. 34188).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., 1988. A review of the Lythrypnus mowbrayi complex (Pisces: Gobiidae), wih description of a new species. Copeia 1988(2):460-470. (Ref. 34188)
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
): 26.7 - 28.2, mean 27.5 °C (based on 566 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.2 ±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 (10 of 100) .