Common names from other countries
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Callogobius: Greek, kalos, kallos = beautiful + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Snyder.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 43541). Tropical; 30°N - 21°S
Western Pacific: Philippines to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands; Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)
soft rays: 8. Body dark brown and clouded with black patches, color lighter on belly; dorsal fins with several series of spots; pectoral base with one dark patch on upper part; caudal brown; ventral and anal whitish. Longitudinal scales 44. Transverse scales 17. Maxillary does not reach eye. Head with several rows of papillae and dermal folds on snout, cheek and opercle. Several transversal folds under lower jaw. Longitudinal row of folds from corner of mouth and lower jaw are interrupted. No scales on nape anteriorly. First dorsal fin obtuse, middle rays longest; 2nd dorsal higher than the 1st, pointed posteriorly. Pectoral does not reach anal fin origin. Pelvic fin notched, connected by frenum and membrane. Caudal fin lanceolate.
Inhabits intertidal pools and silty bottoms of estuaries (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.2 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 1461 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .