Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Nesogobius: Greek,nessa = island + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); maccullochi: Named after A.R. McCulloch, formerly Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum (Ref. 76773). More on authors: Hoese & Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 76773). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean: Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76773); 6.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 10. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 1st D VI-VIII, usually VII; 2nd D usually I, 8-9; A usually I, 8, branched caudalfin rays usually 10; pectoral fin 17-21, rarely 21; an anterior nasal pore medial to and slightly below level of each anterior nostril and a posterior nasal pore by each posterior nostril, a median anterior interorbital pore between front of eyes, a median posterior interorbital pore between end of eyes, an infraorbital pore behind each eye and a lateral canal pore along dorsal part of operculum, no preopercular pores; wide gill opening extending to below posterior preopercular margin; top of head scaled to behind eyes, in 11-18 rows, from 1st dorsal-fin origin; a small patch of scales near dorsal margin on the operculum and preoperculum (sometimes absent on preoperculum), remainder of head without scales; ctenoid body scales, in 37-49 rows; pectoral base and area before pelvic fin scaled (about 15 rows); 1st dorsal fin with rounded or triangular margin (Ref. 76773).
Found on sandy areas in bays and estuaries, from the intertidal to depths of a few meters (Ref. 76773)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F. and H.K. Larson, 2006. Description of two new species of Nesogobius (Pisces: Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from Southern Australia. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):7-13. (Ref. 76773)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.4 - 18.1, mean 16.3 (based on 141 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (15 of 100) .