Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); maximus: Named for being the largest among its congeners. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 21 m (Ref. 41649). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines and the Coral Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41649); 6.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8. Characterized by semi-translucent body with dusky orange-yellow spots on head, body, dorsal and caudal fins; first membrane of dorsal fin with vertically elongate black spot; black spot at midbase of caudal fin; fully united pelvic fins; presence of pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 26-27; ctenoid scales except cycloid on breast, base of pectoral fin and anteroventrally on abdomen; absence of scales on operculum; median predorsal scales absent, but scales on side of nape extending to above rear edge of preopercle; opening of gill extending to within one-fifth opercle width from posterior edge of preopercle; depth of body 4.7-5.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms near reefs in 3-21 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2001. Five new Indo-Pacific gobiid fishes of the genus Coryphopterus. Zool. Stud. 40(3):206-225. (Ref. 41649)
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
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2629 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [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
): 3.3 ±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 (16 of 100) .