Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiodon: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Rowley Shoals. Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands and Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34765)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Lives among branches of certain Pocillopora and Stylophora coral and Pavona cactus (Ref. 34765); a coral-commensal species (Ref. 72446).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 22.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 1757 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), 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) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 269 [123, 661] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.15 [0.61, 2.22] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [16.6, 20.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.193 [0.089, 0.381] g/100g ; Selenium = 21.2 [9.5, 47.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 144 [38, 483] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.34 [1.37, 3.87] mg/100g (wet weight);