Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Ctenogobius: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Gilbert & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 13628). Tropical; - 9°N
Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to South America.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7 - 8;
soft rays: 12. Mottled light gray dorsally, shading to white ventrally, with a midlateral row of blackish dashes, often alternating with small black spots; a vertical black line through eye (Ref. 13442).
Inhabits open bottoms composed of sand and fine silt (Ref. 5521). Observed to share a burrow with shrimps.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.2 - 28.1, mean 27 °C (based on 134 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.42 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 = 238 [108, 536] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.947 [0.511, 1.831] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 19.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.128 [0.058, 0.254] g/100g ; Selenium = 24.5 [10.7, 55.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 135 [37, 450] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.27 [1.31, 3.80] mg/100g (wet weight);