Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cryptocentrus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 12 m (Ref. 48637), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: Java, Indonesia to Papua New Guinea. Palau in Micronesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34765)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 10. Characterized by brownish grey color; head and base of pectoral fin with numerous short blue oblique lines; 4-5 diffuse dark bars on side; anal fin with grey and yellow stripes; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 110; head without scales; greatest depth of body about 5.6 in SL; oblong caudal fin, slightly longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Found on fine sand bottoms in protected areas (Ref. 34765). A pair shares a burrow with a Alpheus sp. (Ref. 34765). Inhabits protected fine-sand lagoons or bays in 2-12 depth range (Ref. 48637). Also found in silty coastal reefs, often in turbid water with poor visibility (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1999. Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 216 p. (Ref. 34765)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.7 - 29.2, mean 28.9 °C (based on 351 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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 ±0.2 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 (23 of 100) .