Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiopsis: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); angustifrons: From the Latin angustus, narrow, and frons, forehead. More on authors: Lachner & McKinney.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 25 m (Ref. 11637). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Australia, and the Solomon Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11637); 4.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Sensory pores nasal, posterior interorbital, and supraotic present, 2 preopercular pores present, anterior temporal and posterior temporal pores absent; head narrow, eyes large, interorbital narrow, diameter of orbit greater than width of bony interorbital; postmandibular and posterior gular barbels absent; jaw short, its length about 14-15% of SL; dark wedge on head descends to middle or lower portion of preopercle; light base of pectoral fin not divided by dark wedge; trunk with 5 prominent saddles and moderately mottled (Ref. 11637); characterized further by having cycloid scales; deeply embedded nape scales; depth of body 5.2-7.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Cryptic inhabitant of sand-rubble bottoms next to reefs (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lachner, E.A. and J.F. McKinney, 1978. A revision of the Indo-Pacific fish genus Gobiopsis with descriptions of four new species (Pisces: Gobiidae). Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 262:52 p. (Ref. 11637)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.8 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 1302 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 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 (11 of 100) .