Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: earlei: Named for John L. Earle, who first discovered it and collected specimens with the second author.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 4 - 8 m (Ref. 94797). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea (D’Entrecasteaux Islands).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94797); 1.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,7-8; A I,7-8; pectoral-fin rays modally 15, some of the middle rays branched; body scales reaching forward dorsally to between middle of opercle or slightly anterior to posterior margin of preopercle, no scales on midline of nape; longitudinal scale series 22-25; transverse scale rows 6 or 7; elongated body, its depth at anus 12-17% SL; head length 29-31% SL; head width slightly greater than head depth; head depth 49-62% HL; short snout, 24-30% HL; slightly protruding lower jaw is rounded in ventral view; gill opening extending forward to a vertical at or slightly beyond posterior edge of preopercle; wide gill opening, extending forward to below posterior edge of orbit; sensory canal not interconnecting
above posterior edge of eye; absence of curved canine teeth on mid-side of lower jaw; rounded to truncate caudal fin; pelvic disc cup-like; pelvic frenum with a wide anteriorly-directed pocket; colour of head and body translucent, pale blue dorsally (with vertebral column visible as a dark brown band), crossed by 10 yellowish brown bars; body side yellowish brown, all of head and body densely speckled with dark brown (Ref. 94797).
Collected on sea pen in seagrass bed (Ref. 94797).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Suzuki, T. and J.E. Randall, 2014. Four new gobiid fishes of the genus Bryaninops from the East Indies. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 20(1):11-26. (Ref. 94797)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28 - 29.4, mean 28.9 °C (based on 665 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.0 ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .