Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Ctenogobiops: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); formosa: Named for the earlier Western name of Taiwan, Formosa. More on authors: Randall, Shao & Chen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 9 - 12 m (Ref. 50606). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50606); 4.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. Gill opening extending forward to below hind margin of preopercle; caudal fin about equal to head length, 3.2-3.6 in SL; second or third dorsal spine longest, 4.25 - 5.8 in SL; caudal fin equal to shorter than head; longitudinal rows of dark spots on body, the lower row largest and midlateral; a dark brown streak behind corner of mouth and a shorter parallel one above it (Ref. 50606).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., K.-T. Shao and J.-P. Chen, 2003. A review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Ctenogobiops, with descriptions of two new species. Zool. Stud. 42(4):506-515. (Ref. 50606)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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) .