Oxyurichthys lonchotus, Speartail mudgoby

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Oxyurichthys lonchotus (Jenkins, 1903)

Speartail mudgoby
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes (Gobies) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Oxyurichthys: Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, oura = tail + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 4 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Pacific: Hawaii and Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Characterized by pale brownish grey body color with three longitudinal rows of dark brown spots on body;, upper row as double spots and middle row as large rectangular blotches; pectoral fin base covered by a large oval blackish spot; irregular dark brown bar below eye; dorsal fins joined basally by membrane; united pelvic fins, well-developed frenum present; long and pointed caudal fin, 2.4-2.7 in SL; longitudinal scale series 100; ctenoid scales posteriorly, becoming cycloid anteriorly; head, nape, prepectoral area and breast without scales; low fleshy crest from above upper end of preopercular margin to origin of first dorsal fin; depth of body 5.3-5.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic on mud in shallow brackish waters (Ref. 58302). Also found in sand bottoms in estuaries and stream mouths in 1-4 m (Ref. 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Benthic spawner.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Pezold, F., 1998. Three new species of Oxyurichthys (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Indian and Pacific oceans. Copeia 1998(3):687-695. (Ref. 28614)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.9 - 29.3, mean 28.5 °C (based on 1332 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .