Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Amblyopinae
Etymology: Taenioides: Latin, taenia = stripe + Greek, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335). More on author: Blyth.
Junior synonym Taenioides snyderi is a valid species for Japan accroding to Kurita & Yoshino, 2012 (Ref. 120685); pending modification.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: offshore islands of east Africa, India, and Australia. Reported from Japan (Ref. 559), South Korea (Ref. 77001), Bangladesh (Ref. 1479), New Guinea (Ref. 2847) and New Caledonia (Ref. 13246).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4343)
Found in coastal waters, estuaries (Ref. 4833) and rivers (Ref. 2847). Mud-dweller presumed to occur in estuaries (Ref. 4343). Capable of living out of the water for considerable time by taking air into the bronchial chambers (Ref. 4833). Feeds on crustaceans and other invertebrates and probably small fishes (Ref. 12693). Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Maugé, L.A., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 358-388. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 22.6 - 29.2, mean 28.5 °C (based on 2612 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00141 (0.00055 - 0.00364), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.59 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .