Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Mahidolia: From a Thai word, mahidol fish; also an university in Bangkok; paucipora: Name from Latin 'paucipora' for few pores, referring to the reduced pattern of cephalic sensory-canal pores; a feminine compound adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 14 - 27 m (Ref. 120714). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI-I,10, dorsal fin without elongate spines, longest spine 1.9-2.8 in HL; A I,8-9 (usually 9); pectoral-fin rays 15-16 (usually 16); lateral scales 35-37; body scales are weakly ctenoid, except cycloid anteriorly, including side of nape, abdomen, pectoral-fin base, and prepelvic area; gill rakers 2-3+11-12; gill opening extending slightly forward of level of posterior margin of preopercle; caudal fin rounded, about equal to HL, 3.2 in SL; reduced pattern of cephalic sensory-canal pores consisting of only B’, D, E, F, and H pores. Colouration: body mostly whitish with five widely spaced brown bars, and first dorsal fin mainly whitish with a prominent posterior white-edged black spot. This is apparently small size species, with mature females < 20 mm SL (Ref. 120714).
The type locality is a narrow isolated patch reef that rises to within 1 or 2 m of the surface from a depth of about 30 m and approximately 8 solitary individuals were observed at this location on a silty-sand and rubble bottom. It was invariably seen at the entrance of a burrow in company with an unidentified species of alpheid shrimp (Ref. 120714).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2019. Mahidolia paucipora, a new species of shrimpgoby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 32:79-88. (Ref. 120714)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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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) .