Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 40 - 82 m (Ref. 39927). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: northwestern Australia and the South China Sea; undoubtedly widespread.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39927)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Second dorsal usually with 1 spine and 9 soft rays; first dorsal spine filamentous, reaching near end of second dorsal fin. Pectoral fin 17-19 (rarely 17). Pelvic fin with complete basal membrane and a fraenum, forming a typical gobiid cup-shaped disc. Anterior nasal tube short, 5.7- 7% HL; distal quarter of tube black. Pores present: a posterior nasal, an anterior and a posterior interorbital, a postocular, an infraorbital and 2 preoperculars. Midline of belly naked (Ref. 39927).
Known from dredge and trawl samples, from areas with encrusting invertebrates (e.g. sponges) (Ref. 39927).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and D.F. Hoese, 1998. A new genus and four new species of fishes from the Indo-West Pacific (Pisces; Perciformes; Gobiidae), with comments on relationships. R. Ont. Mus. Life Sci. Occas. Pap. (37):1-17. (Ref. 39927)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 23.3 - 28.2, mean 27.3 °C (based on 118 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00465 - 0.02254), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assumed Fec < 100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).