Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Carrigobius: Name from the Latin 'gobius' (goby or gudgeon) and Carrie, referring to Carrie-Bow Cay, Belize, home of the Smithsonian Institution’s field station, where many specimens of
Carrigobius amblyrhynchus were collected..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 50 m (Ref. 92840), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Atlantic: Belize.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by having all taxonomic characters present in most members of Gobiosomatini and Gobiosoma group (i.e., first dorsal-fin spines VII, pterygiophore insertion pattern of 3-221110, vertebrae 27, precaudal 11 and caudal 16, hypurals 1 and 2 fused to some extent with hypurals 3 and 4 and the terminal vertebral element, 1 epural); pelvic fins are well separated, lacking both the anterior frenum and well-developed membrane
connecting innermost rays (inter-radial membrane better developed in larvae); pelvic-fin rays
1-5, branched (the fifth ray branched only in mature adults), without fleshy or flattened tips; pelvic-fin rays extending posteriorly to about halfway to the anus or slightly further, but never reaching anus; no scales on the body (modified basicaudal scales absent); two anal-fin pterygiophores are inserted before first haemal spine; no cephalic sensory canals; D2 I,10-11; A I,8-10; body with diffuse dark saddles and a series of evenly spaced midlateral blotches on side of body; anterior profile of head blunt and nearly vertical (Ref. 113825).
Inhabits sandy bottoms in coral-reef habitats (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tornabene, L., J.L. Van Tassel, D.R. Robertson and C.C. Baldwin, 2016. Molecular phylogeny, analysis of discrete character evolution, and submersible collections facilitate a new classification for a diverse group of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobiosomatini: Nes subgroup), with descriptions of nine new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 2016. (Ref. 113825)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .