Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiosoma: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek,soma = body (Ref. 45335). More on author: Ginsburg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 14 m (Ref. 92840). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific. known only from the coast of Central America (from El Salvador to Panama, including in the Canal Zone).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by having the following characteristics: small; mottled brown and white barred color pattern; small barbels near the nostrils; pair of barbels under the chin; head and body without scales except for two enlarged basicaudal scales at the base of caudal fin (Ref. 92840).
Inhabits coastal shallow environments to depths of 14 m. Found in habitats with mud or sand mixed with shell and/or rock, also in tidepools (Ref. 92840). Collected with rotenone around gorgonian covered boulders and barnacle rubble, and from scree fields which slope down to silty mud (Ref. 95098).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F., 1995. Gobiidae. Gobios, chanquetes y guasetas. p. 1129-1135. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9304)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.9 - 29.1, mean 28.5 °C (based on 89 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), 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
): 3.2 ±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 (12 of 100) .