Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Palatogobius: Latin, palatum = pertaining to palate and/or teeth + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); grandoculus: Named for its very large eyes. More on author: Greenfield.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 253 - 276 m (Ref. 43477), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43477)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 19;
Vertebrae: 27. Eyes very large, situated dorsally. Mouth rather large, very oblique, protractile. Differs from P. paradoxus by having a much larger eye, shorter snout, and narrower interorbital width. Body scales extend forward on sides past the first dorsal fin origin (vs. extending forward only to beneath the soft dorsal fin).
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018. Occurs in coral rubble and sand (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., 2002. Palatogobius grandoculus: a new deep-water Western Caribbean gpby (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Copeia 2002(3):716-719. (Ref. 43477)
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
): 5.9 - 14.3, mean 10.2 °C (based on 102 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [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) .