Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Amblyopinae
Etymology: Odontamblyopus: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek,amblys = darkness + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Temminck & Schlegel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45323)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 35 - 44;
Vertebrae: 30 - 34. Pectoral -fin rays free and silk-like. Caudal fin long; SL more than 80% of TL (Ref. 45316). Two (rarely 3) anal fin pterygiophores preceding first haemal spine. Cycloid scales embedded on head and body. Eyes rudimentary but distinct, covered by skin. Several short barbels may be present on underside of chin (Ref. 45323).
A species that creates elaborate burrows in mud. Its burrows are tunnel-shaped, vertical, and extend to depths of 50-90 cm into the substrate; 4-9 other smaller tunnels radiate from the primary tunnel and connect to the outside. Feeds on a variety of food including bivalves, crustaceans, cephalopods, and small fishes (Ref. 45323). At low tide, this fish is a facultative breather (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Murdy, E.O. and K. Shibukawa, 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Odontamblyopus (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae). Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):31-43. (Ref. 45323)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .