Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cristatogobius: Latin, cristatus = crested + latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); aurimaculatus: Named for the yellow spots on the dorsal and caudal fins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37940)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 26. Iridescent blue or green spots surrounded with red or reddish tinge scattered on head and upper anteriormost part of body, with two posteriormost large spots positioned transversely below middle part of first dorsal fin. Yellow spots scattered on purple dorsal and caudal fins, Anal fin grey to dark grey, proximally lighter with reddish tinge without separation of color (Ref. 37940). Caudal fin somewhat lanceolate (Ref. 49948).
Found in brackish water (Ref. 43239). Specimens have been collected in inlets of river mouths where water depth is 10-50 cm at the lowest tide (Ref. 37940).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Akihito and K. Meguro, 2000. Review of the gobiid genus Cristatogobius found in Japan with description of a new species. Ichthyol. Res. 47(3):249-261. (Ref. 37940)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [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
): 3.2 ±0.2 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) .