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Bathygobius meggitti  (Hora & Mukerji, 1936)

Meggitt's goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Bathygobius: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

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Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Characterized by male with yellowish grey color, densely and diffusely mottled with dusky, bluish whit and dull orange spots; female with dark grey brown color dorsally, paler ventrally, with five large yellowish white blotches dorsally from nape to caudal peduncle; broadly yellow outer part of first dorsal fin in both sexes; upper 5-6 pectoral rays free of membrane; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 34-40; predorsal scales 14-19, reaching to within half eye diameter of rear edge of eye; cheek and opercle without scales; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid on anterior body; depressed head, width greater than depth; depth of body 4.1-4.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky pools of intertidal zone and rocky shores (Ref. 90102). Specimens collected from tide pools of exposed coasts (Ref. 11441).

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Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), 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):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .