Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Redigobius: Latin,. Redere = to come back + Latin, gobius = gudgeon. More on author: Weber.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 23°S - 33°S
Africa: southern Mozambique to Knysna, South Africa (Ref. 2798). Endemic to the southwestern Indian Ocean along african coast from southern Mozambique to the Agulhas Province (Ref. 92840). Threatened by deterioration of riverine and estuarine habitats (Ref. 7248).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)
soft rays: 5 - 7. Distinguished by the following characteristics: brownish head and body; 5-7 dark vertical to oblique bars along side; curved oblique dark stripes on pale head; reddish unpaired fins; compressed head and body; second dorsal rays I,6-8; anal rays I,5-7; pectoral rays 16-19; longitudinal scales 23-26; TRB 8-11; predorsal scales 8-11; circumpeduncular scales 13; second to fourth spine of first dorsal fin longest; first dorsal fin rounded without elongate spines (Ref. 84480).
Found in clear, vegetated littoral habitats in floodplain pans, lakes and estuaries (Ref. 7248). Feeds on small crustaceans and insect larvae (Ref. 7248). Spawns in summer (Ref. 7248).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K., 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00399 - 0.01990), 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
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .