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
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 100 m (Ref. 118652). Tropical
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .