Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Carrigobius: Name from the Latin 'gobius' (goby or gudgeon) and Carrie, referring to Carrie-Bow Cay, Belize, home of the Smithsonian Institution’s field station, where many specimens of
Carrigobius amblyrhynchus were collected..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 50 m (Ref. 92840). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Atlantic: Belize.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by having all taxonomic characters present in most members of Gobiosomatini and Gobiosoma group (i.e., first dorsal-fin spines VII, pterygiophore insertion pattern of 3-221110, vertebrae 27, precaudal 11 and caudal 16, hypurals 1 and 2 fused to some extent with hypurals 3 and 4 and the terminal vertebral element, 1 epural); pelvic fins are well separated, lacking both the anterior frenum and well-developed membrane
connecting innermost rays (inter-radial membrane better developed in larvae); pelvic-fin rays
1-5, branched (the fifth ray branched only in mature adults), without fleshy or flattened tips; pelvic-fin rays extending posteriorly to about halfway to the anus or slightly further, but never reaching anus; no scales on the body (modified basicaudal scales absent); two anal-fin pterygiophores are inserted before first haemal spine; no cephalic sensory canals; D2 I,10-11; A I,8-10; body with diffuse dark saddles and a series of evenly spaced midlateral blotches on side of body; anterior profile of head blunt and nearly vertical (Ref. 113825).
Inhabits sandy bottoms in coral-reef habitats (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tornabene, L., J.L. Van Tassel, D.R. Robertson and C.C. Baldwin, 2016. Molecular phylogeny, analysis of discrete character evolution, and submersible collections facilitate a new classification for a diverse group of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobiosomatini: Nes subgroup), with descriptions of nine new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 2016. (Ref. 113825)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00603 (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) .