Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 36 - 170 m (Ref. 93147). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: USA (Florida Keys), throughout the Gulf of Mexico, including Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 12. Distinguished by the following characteristics: typically D2 I,11; anterior spine of D1 elongated; eye diameter 6.9-10% SL; upper lip with distinct dark stripe of pigment on or directly above lip; pelvic disc lightly pigmented to pale; no distinct markings on side of body; longitudinal papillae row b originating at vertical through posterior margin of pupil (Ref. 93147).
Inhabits muddy bottoms at depths ranging from 10-120 meters (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Van Tassell, J.L., L. Tornabene and P.L. Colin, 2012. Review of the western Atlantic species of Bollmannia (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobiosomatini) with the description of a new allied genus and species. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 18(2):61-94. (Ref. 93147)
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
): 17.6 - 26.3, mean 23.1 °C (based on 66 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00274 - 0.02642), b=3.06 (2.81 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .