Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lubricogobius: Latin, lubricus = slipperiness, smoothness + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); tunicatus: Name referring to its commensal host, the tunicate; masculine singular adjective in the genitive case.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 30 m (Ref. 111062). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111062); 1.2 cm SL (female)
Apparently invariably associated with a (Polycarpa sp.) on silty-sand bottoms. which was common between about 13-30 m, but only populated by fishes below a depth of about 20 m. About a third of the tunicates below 20 m were estimated to be occupied by fish, solitary or in pairs. The fish were usually observed perched on the lip of the tunicate’s oral or incurrent siphon, retreating quickly inside when disturbed and also made brief forays on the exterior part of the tunicate and around its base (Ref. 111062).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2016. Lubricogobius tunicatus, a new species of goby (Pisces: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea and the first record of L. ornatus from the East Indies. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 24:24-34. (Ref. 111062)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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) .