Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Stigmatogobius: Greek, stigma = mark, signal + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 8.0; dH range: 9 - 19; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672)
Asia: India, Sri Lanka and the Andamans to Singapore and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. Body pearly grey with three or four roughly aligned rows of round black spots along the sides; bases of soft dorsal and anal fins with elongate spots and streaks (aligned with fin rays); elongate blackish spot on first dorsal fin between third to fifth dorsal fin spines; presence of interobital and post-orbital pores, preopercular pores. Second dorsal rays I,7-8. Anal rays I,7-8. Pectoral rays 18-21. Longitudinal scales 25-29. Transverse scales backward 8-10. Predorsal scales 7-10, reaching behind eyes (Ref. 56945).
Occurs in estuaries and tidal zone of rivers. Prefers fresh water, rarely found in brackish water. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates, including mosquito larvae (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
A cave-brooder. Produces up to 1000 eggs (Ref. 1672).
Larson, H.K., 2005. A revision of the gobiid genus Stigmatogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(4):347-370. (Ref. 56945)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00444 - 0.02358), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.61 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 (23 of 100) .