Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobius: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); ateriformis: Named for its superficial resemblance to the Mediterranean G. ater (Ref. 39517).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 11 m (Ref. 39517). Tropical
Eastern Central Atlantic: known only from Cape Verde.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39517)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. Anterior nostril with long multifid tentacle, posterior nostril pore-like; angle of jaws below anterior edge of pupil; upper lip width equal to that of preorbital width; teeth caniniform, in three or four rows medially (Ref. 39517). It appears close to Gobius ater, but it has a higher number of pectoral fin rays (22), fewer anal branched rays (10), a lower mode for second dorsal branched rays (12) and modally fewer scales in lateral series (Ref. 39517). Body is more or less uniform brown with numerous small black marks along lateral midline on most scales (Ref.39517).
Found from tide pool to 11m, on sand, stones and rock substrata (Ref. 39517).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Brito, A. and P.J. Miller, 2001. Gobiid fishes from the Cape Verde Islands, including two new species of Gobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei). J. Nat. Hist. 35:253-277. (Ref. 39517)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00422 - 0.02162), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 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 (12 of 100) .