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: guttatus: Name from Latin plural 'gutta', referring to the distinctive orange spot on many longitudinal row scales on the lower part of the body seen whenalive or in freshly dead specimens.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 97667). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Saudi Arabia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97667); 2.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,12; A I,10-11; pectoral-fin rays 17, three upper rays with well-developed free tips, those of the first ray is longer than 3/4 of entire ray length; pelvic fins I,5, which are joined to form a disc, weakly emarginate (shortest branches of fifth ray 9/10 or more length of longest branches of fourth ray), with pelvic frenum reduced, frenum height in midline less than 1/5 length of pelvic spine; longitudinal scale series 33-35; transverse scale rows to base of the first dorsal fin and to base of the second dorsal fin 9-10; circumpeduncular scale rows 10-11; head with 7 transverse suborbital rows of sensory papillae, 5 rows in front of row b and 2 rows above row b, sixth row interrupted by row b; without tentacle above upper eye margin; anterior nostril tubular, with triangular lappet extending from posterior rim, posterior nostril slightly raised; many scales of the lower half of body are covered with dark orange spot; 2 distinct dark spots behind the edge of preopercle, and similar pair of spots at pectoral-fin base (Ref. 97667).
This species was collected from shallow waters of a large inner lagoon, from the base of an isolated small coral patch (Ref. 97667).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M., S.V. Bogorodsky and A.O. Mal, 2014. Two new species of Coryogalops (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 3881(6):513-531. (Ref. 97667)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .