Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Nemateleotris: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); exquisita: Named for its exquisite form and color.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 42 - 69 m (Ref. 95112). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Indian Ocean: from Mauritius, KwaZulu-Natal, southern Mozambique, Red Sea to the Thai coast of the Andaman Sea, and the Andaman Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95112)
Often occurs on deep outer-reef slopes over sand or sand and rubble substrata, mostly in clear-water areas with moderate current; and usually encountered in pairs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and A.D. Connell, 2013. Nemateleotris exquisita, a new microdesmid fish from the Indian Ocean (Perciformes: Microdesmidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 8:18-29. (Ref. 95112)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .