Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Pariah: Tamil, paraiyar, 1613 = outsider, outlaw.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 12 - 28 m (Ref. 92840). Tropical
Western Atlantic: Southern Bahamas.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Dark overall with large melanophores; fins paler (Ref. 026938); small; lacking head pores; possess ctenoid scales only along ventral edge and sides of the caudal peduncle; has two modified basicaudal scales at base of caudal fin; first dorsal with VIII spines; pelvic fins united forming a disc; possesses dark internal bars (Ref. 92840).
Sponge-dwelling goby which inhabits loggerhead sponges, 1-2 ft in diameter, at depths of 12-28 m. Generally co-occurs with Evermannichthys metzelaari (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, C.L., 1997. National Audubon Society field guide to tropical marine fishes of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. 720 p. (Ref. 26938)
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, mean 27 °C (based on 16 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00274 - 0.02524), b=3.07 (2.82 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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) .