Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Bathygobius: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Jenyns.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Central Pacific: from Galapagos (B. lineatus lineatus), Clipperton Is. (as B. lineatus arundelli), and Lobos de Afuera, small islands about 40 mi off northern Peru (B. lineatus lupinus).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
soft rays: 8. Pectoral rays 19-21; uppermost five rays more or less free from membrane, first to fourth branching only once; pelvic disc elliptical, reaching at least four-fifths to part of fin pale; second dorsal fin with dark and pale bands; anal fin dusky, with with dark line proximal to white distal edge; caudal fin with dark markings more or less defined (Ref. 87607).
Collected from intertidal rock-pools, where this species is said to dominate the shallow tidepool habitat (Ref. 87607).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Miller, P.J. and S. Stefanni, 2001. The Eastern Pacific species of Bathygobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae). Rev. Biol. Trop. 49(Supl.1):141-156. (Ref. 87607)
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
): 20.2 - 29.1, mean 25.4 °C (based on 234 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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 (22 of 100) .