Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Paragobiodon: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek,odous =teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Rüppell.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 47 m (Ref. 86942), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N - 32°S
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4343)
soft rays: 9 - 10. Head reddish-orange; body and fins black (Ref. 1602); characterized further by having ctenoid scales except cycloid on abdomen; scaleless head and nape with bristle-like papillae; complete pelvic fin frenum and basal membrane; longitudinal scale series 23-25; depth of body at level of pelvic fins 3.0-3.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Lives among branches of Stylophora coral. Monogamous (Ref. 52884). Usually in small groups, also found in lagoon and seaward reefs in 1-10 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bi-directional sex change has been confirmed for this species (Ref. 103751). Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and social (Ref. 52884).
Maugé, L.A., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 358-388. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 29, mean 27.9 °C (based on 902 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 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 = 224 [108, 444] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.03 [0.55, 2.03] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 20.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.167 [0.073, 0.325] g/100g ; Selenium = 18.4 [8.3, 42.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 110 [29, 432] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.04 [1.16, 3.53] mg/100g (wet weight);