Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Asterropteryx: Greek, a = with + Greek, sterros, -a, -on = consistent + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335); senoui: Named for H. Senou, Kanagawa Prefectual Museum of Natural History, Japan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 65 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Ryukyus, Japan and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75136); 2.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 26. This species differs from the other species of the spinosa complex in having the following set of characters: cheek spines 6-10; all are short and the similar in size, length of longest spine 1.6-2.2% SL; first dorsal fin with no filamentous spines; distinct black spot on first dorsal fin absent; caudal fin base with a small vertically-elongate ovoid black spot; head and body, except for minute, dusky and slightly faded orange or yellow dots, have no vivid reddish orange spots ; underneath the eye is a distinct, narrow ventrally pointed vertical black bar (Ref. 75136); characterized further by absence of prolonged spines; longitudinal scale series 23-24; ctenoid scales on body, becoming cycloid anterior to pelvic and pectoral fins; rounded caudal fin; depth of body 4.0-4.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Occurs in coral-reef slopes, in protected bays, and found solitary on muddy or sandy-mud bottoms with dead-coral rubbles In the area. Associated with Its congener, A. atripes (Ref. 75136).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibukawa, K. and T. Suzuki, 2007. Two new species of the cheek-spine goby genus Asterropteryx (Perciformes: Goiidae: Gobiinae) from the western Pacific. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. A, Suppl 1:109-121. (Ref. 75136)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.3 - 28.8, mean 27.8 °C (based on 218 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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) .