Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Elacatinus: Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Böhlke & Robins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 25 m (Ref. 9710), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Lesser Antilles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Distinguished by having the following characteristics: presence of a dark blue horizontal band on an almost light body (Ref. 92840).
Coral-dwelling goby (Ref. 51183). Found in groups near coral heads (Ref. 9710). Monogamous (Ref. 52884). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35408).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Monogamous mating is observed as both obigate and social (Ref. 52884).
Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994. Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.7 - 28.3, mean 27.7 °C (based on 445 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
): 3.2 ±0.27 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 275 [122, 636] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.03 [0.56, 2.01] mg/100g ; Protein = 18 [16, 20] % ; Omega3 = 0.129 [0.057, 0.261] g/100g ; Selenium = 23.3 [10.2, 54.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 133 [36, 455] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.48 [1.42, 4.22] mg/100g (wet weight);