Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Ctenogobius: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Jordan & Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous (Ref. 46888); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 11°C - 31°C (Ref. 97140); 37°N - 33°S
Western Atlantic: North Carolina (USA), the Bahamas, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ref. 57756).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Euryhaline species, ranging from brackish water (almost entering fresh water) to hypersaline littoral lagoons (Ref. 13628), with a salinity range of 0.0 to 25.9 ppt (Ref. 97140). Found in quiet waters of bays and estuaries, in grassy and muddy areas.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.3 - 28.1, mean 27.1 °C (based on 764 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00419 - 0.01042), b=3.03 (2.90 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.44 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 200 [83, 415] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.16 [0.63, 2.37] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.4 [15.6, 19.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.336 [0.134, 0.816] g/100g ; Selenium = 22.8 [8.4, 55.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 144 [34, 540] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.54 [1.49, 4.20] mg/100g (wet weight);