Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiopsis: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Snyder.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: Japan south to Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38029)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 9. Characterized by pale grey overall body color; mottled brown head, broad saddle over nape region; presence of three brown saddles along base of dorsal fins, joined at midbody to form continuous midlateral stripe; 5-6 narrow brown bars on lower side; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; relatively short pelvic fins, about 54%distance from origin of pelvic fin to origin of anal fin; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 33-36; presence of barbels on snout, tip of chin, and ventrally below lower jaw; cycloid scales; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; presence of sensory pores on head, no preopercular pores; depth of body 5.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Cryptic inhabitant of sand-rubble bottom next to reefs in 5-15 (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.2 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 1983 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [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
): 3.0 ±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 (10 of 100) .