Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Psilotris: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, thrix = hair (Ref. 45335); boehlkei: Named for J.E. Böhlke. More on author: Greenfield.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 50 m (Ref. 92840). Tropical
Western Atlantic: Lesser Antilles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by the following characteristics: small; lack scales; possess VII spines in the first dorsal; no head or opercle pores; ventral fins completely separate (Ref. 92840).
Inhabits sandy bottoms in coral-reef habitats (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., 1993. New goby, Psilotris boehlkei (Pisces: Gobiidae), from the western Atlantic, with a key to the species. Copeia 1993(3):771-775. (Ref. 34636)
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
): 26.6 - 27.8, mean 27.2 °C (based on 2 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00271 - 0.01339), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .