Oxyurichthys rapa

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Oxyurichthys rapa Pezold & Larson, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Oxyurichthys: Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, oura = tail + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  rapa: Named for its type locality, the island of Rapa (French Polynesia); noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 103856).   Tropical

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Eastern Pacific: Rapa (Fr. Polynesia).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103856); 6.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D2 13 dorsal-fin elements and 14 anal-fin elements; upper jaw with a single row of teeth; fleshy tongue is rounded; upper lip is not constricted at the premaxillary symphysis; presence of a black spot on dorsoposterior surface of eye, without cirrus or cornification; anterior nares possess a dark anteromedial spot; presence of a broad dusky to dark brown area covering gular region beneath preopercle and anterior process of quadrate; dorsum scales without dark spots on posterior margin; mid-side with 4 oval to rounded dusky to brown blotches, interspersed with dusky spots and indistinct oblique bars, the fifth basicaudal blotch rounded to triangular; nape naked, with a low membranous crest; weak ctenoid scales laterally on trunk, reaching anterior to second dorsal-fin origin, scales cycloid anteriorly; naked prepelvic area; lateral scales 60–81 (modally 70); first dorsal-fin spines are elongate with filamentous tips, reaching fourth to eighth second dorsal-fin element when appressed in females, beyond second dorsal-fin, terminus in males; pectoral-fin rays 19-20; pelvic fins are blackish with pale frenum; first dorsal fin is dusky with 3 blackish lines crossing fin, leading edge of first spine black (Ref. 103856).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens were collected over mud and rock substrate at depths between 0-0.5 m (Ref. 103856).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Pezold, P.L. and H.K. Larson, 2015. A revision of the fish genus Oxyurichthys (Gobioidei: Gobiidae) with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 3988(1):1-95. (Ref. 103856)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00324 - 0.01618), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 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) .