Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: balteata: Name from Latin 'balteatus' meaning ‘with a shoulder-band or baldric’, referring to the dark band around the center of the body; feminine adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 54 m (Ref. 118499). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Solomon Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118499)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body crossed by a wide gray bar at midbody and a dark longitudinal stripe extending midlaterally along center of body from head to caudal-fin base; first dorsal fin triangular in shape, of moderate height, 23% SL, the anterior spines with yellow margin, not filamentous, and with yellow spots on basal membranes; second dorsal fin with large diffuse yellow spots on all membranes; the postorbital side of head with distinct narrow yellow lines; distal end of maxilla is yellow; gill membranes fused together and to isthmus at ventral midline; caudal-fin length 37% SL; dorsal-fin elements VI-I,10; anal-fin elements I,9; pectoral-fin rays 17; predorsal midline with 20 scales; scales in longitudinal series 62; gill rakers 4+13 (Ref. .118499).
The holotype was speared near a burrow in silty sand that appeared to have been made by an alpheid shrimp (although no shrimp was seen) (Ref. 118499).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2018. Myersina balteata, a new shrimp-associated goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 30:90-99. (Ref. 118499)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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 (10 of 100) .