Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Chromogobius: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); britoi: Named for Alberto Brito, University of La Laguna, Tenerife.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 6 - 65 m (Ref. 41100), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Atlantic Ocean: Madeira and Canary islands. Also from Portugal, south of Lisbon (Ref. 92840).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41100); 2.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 27. Anterior opercle with a dark spot on its lower edge. Anterior margin of pectoral fin base without a dark vertical band. Ctenoid scales on trunk. Sensory papillae: row 1, 5-8; row 2, 4-5; row 3, 5-7; row 4, 4-7; row 5, 3-5; row y, 1; row tr, absent (Ref. 41100).
Inhabits small crevices in vertical rock outcrops; also collected from a tide pool (Ref. 41100). Also found from intertidal and shallow subtidal to depths up to 65 m (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Van Tassell, J.L., 2001. Chromogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae): a new species from the Eastern Atlantic. Copeia 2001(4):1073-1080. (Ref. 41100)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 16.8 - 20, mean 18.5 °C (based on 16 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 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) .