Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Ctenogobiops: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 15 m (Ref. 48637), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N - 24°S
Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to Queensland, Australia, east to Mariana Islands. Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea and northwest Australia (Ref. 9710); including China (Ref. 31517).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
soft rays: 11 - 12. Characterized by pale grey body color; side of body with four longitudinal rows of dark brown spots (midlateral row largest); presence of small ocellated yellow to orange spot between each pair of midlateral brown spot; head and body covered with scattered small yellow to brown spots; basal part of pectoral fin with intense white spot; longitudinal scale series 50-55; opening of gill extending to or slightly before vertical at posterior edge of preopercle; greatest depth of body 4.5-5.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin, about equal to head length (Ref. 90102).
Occurs on fine sand and silt bottoms of subtidal reef flats and lagoons to a depth over 20 m. Uses burrows of alpheid shrimps for refuge. Inhabits coastal sand slopes to about 15 meters depth (Ref. 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.3 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 2383 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [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
): 3.3 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 163 [79, 343] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.809 [0.440, 1.519] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 19.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.117 [0.055, 0.216] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.7 [12.7, 56.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 119 [34, 376] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.03 [1.20, 3.28] mg/100g (wet weight);