Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Asterropteryx: Greek, a = with + Greek, sterros, -a, -on = consistent + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335); bipunctata: Named for its characteristic markings, ocellated black spot at the base of first 3 dorsal spines and a similar spot with orange margin at the base of middle caudal-fin rays.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 38 m (Ref. 31115), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-Pacific: Indo-Melanesian Archipelago from Sabah to Solomon Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31115)
soft rays: 8 - 10. Body whitish with orange spots covering both body and head; a black spot at the base of dorsal-fin spines and another at base of caudal. Preopercle spines, 4-7. Well-developed basal membrane of pelvic fin, extending for most of length of innermost ray. Caudal fin rounded to lanceolate. Cycloid scales on head, cheek and opercle, also on pectoral base and prepelvic region; ctenoid scales on predorsal and the rest of the body (Ref. 31115).
Found in sand and rubble patches, located on ledges of steep seaward or lagoon reef slopes or at the base of these slopes. The fish lies on the bottom, retreating into crevices when threatened (Ref. 31115). Solitary (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and P. Munday, 1995. Description of four new Gobies (Gobiidae) from the Western Pacific Ocean. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 22(3-4):99-104. (Ref. 31115)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.2 - 29, mean 28.2 °C (based on 136 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (10 of 100) .