Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gladiogobius: Latin, gladius = sword + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Herre.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range - 3 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N - 9°S
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to western New Guinea, north to the Yaeyamas in the southern Ryukyus; Palau in Micronesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
soft rays: 10. Large spine at lower posterior edge of preoperculum; characterized further by pale grey body color with narrow brown stripes and longitudinal rows of small white dots on side of body; lower side of body with row of five large rectangular brown blotches; irregular brown saddles along back; large grey spot above base of pectoral fin; elongate and filamentous fourth dorsal spine; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-25; head and nape without scales; ctenoid body scales except cycloid on abdomen, base of pectoral fin and prepelvic region; median predorsal scales absent; opening of gill not reaching to above edge of preopercle; moderately long cheek spine, 21-27% head length, not reaching posterior margin of opercular membrane; depth of body 4.8-5.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits tide pools of sandy intertidal areas of lagoons, bays, and river mouths. Also lives in sheltered sandy bays and estuaries among rubble and in lagoons along edges of coral patches. Usually found in small loose groups (Ref. 48637).
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)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28 - 29.4, mean 28.8 °C (based on 1165 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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
): 3.3 ±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 (19 of 100) .