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Lecanogaster gorgoniphila  Fricke & Wirtz, 2017

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Lecanogaster: Greek,lekane = dish + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335);  gorgoniphila: Name stems from the word gorgonia (gorgonian) and the Greek f??? (f meaning friend, referring to the close association with gorgonians; noun in apposition (Ref. 116776).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 17 - 34 m (Ref. 116776).   Tropical

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Eastern Atlantic Ocean, São Tomé and Principe, São Tomé Island.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116776)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal soft rays: 3 - 4; Vertebrae: 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 4-5; A 3-4; pectoral-fin rays 21-23, principal caudal-fin rays 11-14; rakers on third gill arch 12-14, very small, partially fused; a papillae in centre of pelvic disk forming a round patch; pelvic disc region B with 5-6 rows of papillae; head relatively short (2.4-3.4 in SL), and relatively narrow (width 4.5-7.4 in SL); head and body colour variable in life, usually dorsally reddish white, ventrally rose, with 8 bright red bars with scattered white spots (Ref. 116776).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in commensal association with gorgonians (Ref. 116776)..

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Fricke, R. and P. Wirtz, 2017. Lecanogaster gorgoniphila, a new species of clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from São Tomé and Principe, eastern Atlantic Ocean. Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences 35:1-10. (Ref. 116776)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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) .