Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: harveyi: Named for Dr. Guy Harvey’s (Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation) extensive support for research and conservation of sharks and gamefishes in the region; noun in genitive case,.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Caribbean: Grand Cayman Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97572)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VII+11 (rarely 12); A 10; pectoral rays 20-21 (rarely 22); pelvic rays I,5 and fused into a cup; scaleless; terminal mouth; first dorsal spine extended in large males and females; head pale with a prominent red stripe from tip of snout across eye ending abruptly above pectoral-fin base with a short orange segment, followed by a short black segment; no cheek stripe; a dark green body with 25 (20-28) thin light green bars running along the full length of the body onto caudal fin base (43-55, both sides added together) (Ref. 97572).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Victor, B.C., 2014. Three new endemic cryptic species revealed by DNA barcoding of the gobies of the Cayman Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 12:25-60. (Ref. 97572)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), 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) .