Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Ctenogobiops: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 86942), usually 1 - 5 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115)
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90180)
soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,11-11; A I,11; pectoral rays 18-19; longitudinal scale series 58-66; body depth 5-5.6 in SL; dorsal profile of snout forming an angle of about 60° to horizontal axis of head and body; gill opening reaching forward to, or slightly anterior to, a vertical at posterior margin of preoperculum; 2nd dorsal spine longest (in males 1.2-2.2 times longer than third spine; while in females 1.2-1.6 times longer than third spine); caudal-fin length 2.8-3.6 in SL; 4 longitudinal rows of dark brown spots on body, the first 3 with dashes alternating with small spots, lowermost of 7 or 8 round to slightly oval spots (3rd one small); postorbital head crossed by 4 steeply oblique rows of dashes and spots, 1st short from behind eye, 2nd from behind corner of mouth to above anterior fourth of opercle; snout with a V-shaped dark brown mark dorsoposterior to it; when alive, the ventral part of body with small vertical yellow marks, mostly over abdomen and pectoral fins with a white spot at upper base and a larger one near middle of fin about one-third fin length from base (Ref. 90180).
Found in coarse sand and rubble bottoms of coastal reefs in 1-15 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M., S.V. Bogorodsky and J.E. Randall, 2011. Redescription of the Red Sea gobiid fish Ctenogobiops maculosus (Fourmanoir) and validation of C. crocineus Smith. Zootaxa 3054:60-68. (Ref. 90180)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.2 - 29.2, mean 27.5 °C (based on 329 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00320 - 0.01497), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 180 [86, 388] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.861 [0.468, 1.621] mg/100g ; Protein = 18 [16, 20] % ; Omega3 = 0.118 [0.054, 0.222] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.7 [11.8, 55.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 121 [33, 393] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.17 [1.27, 3.57] mg/100g (wet weight);