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Fusigobius aureus  Chen & Shao, 1997

Goldspot sandgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  aureus: aureus (Latin for yellow) referring to the many 'golden-yellow' spots scattered on the body and fins (Ref. 31555).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 25 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Solomon Islands, and the Coral Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31555)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. Pectorals large and rounded; pelvic fins largely separated but united at base, the connecting membrane very short and concave in outer margin, without inter-spine frenum (Ref. 31555). Body with a row of golden-yellow spots along mid-line of lateral surfaces and with some rows of smaller golden-yellow spots on both dorsal and ventral surfaces. An oblique, yellow line on cheek and snout. Caudal base with a diaper-shaped black blotch. Dorsal and caudal fins with some rows of smaller golden-yellow spots. First dorsal with a large black blotch, with its lower half tinged orange. Pelvic fins largely separated except for a limited linkage by a very narrow connecting membrane (Ref. 31555); characterized further by having rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 24-25; ctenoid body scales becoming cycloid anterior to pectoral and pelvic fins; absence of scales on operculum; opening of gill extending to or almost to vertical at posterior edge of preopercle; depth of body 4.3-4.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits seaward reefs in 5-25 m (Ref. 90102).

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Chen, I.-S. and K.-T. Shao, 1997. Fusigobius aureus, a new species of gobiid fish (Perciformes, Gobiidae) from Flores Island, Indonesia. Acta Zool. Taiwanica 8(2):87-92. (Ref. 31555)

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 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00412 - 0.01928), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), 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. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .