Istigobius murdyi, Murdy’s sandgoby

Istigobius murdyi Hoese & Erdmann, 2018

Murdy’s sandgoby
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes (Gobies) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Istigobius: Greek, istios = sail + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  murdyi: Named for Ed Murdy.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 100 m (Ref. 118652).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific: Western Australia to Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118652); 3.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: predorsal fully scaled with scales entirely cycloid even above operculum; anterior nostril at end of short tube just above the upper lip; narrow suborbital, subequal to or less than pupil diameter; prepelvic area covered with large cycloid scales to below middle of operculum to posterior margin of eye. When alive, a distinct black vertical bar below eye; midsides of body with large rectangular dark spots (Ref. 118652).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on gentle slope of mixed sand and small coral rubble substrate and exposed to frequent currents and coldwater upwelling. It has not been seen at depths less tha 60 m. Collected with the use of clove oil and hand nets (Ref. 118652).

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Hoese, D.F. and M.V. Erdmann, 2018. Description of a new species of Istigobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Australia and Indonesia. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 30:70-77. (Ref. 118652)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [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) .