Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Ctenogobiops: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 40 m (Ref. 1602), usually 4 - 40 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 27115); 30°N - 15°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
soft rays: 10 - 11. Characterized by having semi-translucent whitish body; orange spots interspersed with small white or bluish spots on body; dorsal fin brownish "pennant"; basal part of pectoral fin with white marking forming long, diffuse narrow white streak; greatly prolonged first and second dorsal spines; longitudinal scale series 47-51; opening of gill extending forward to vertical at posterior edge of eye; greatest depth of body 4.3-5.2 in SL; rounded caudal fin, except straight in central part, about equal to head length (Ref. 90102).
Occurs in patches of fine sand on seaward reefs and uses alpheid shrimp burrows for refuge. Found in clear coastal and inner reefs on rubble flats and slopes in 6-20 meters depth range (Ref. 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.8 - 29, mean 27.9 °C (based on 530 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [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
): 3.3 ±0.4 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 (11 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 203 [95, 446] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.917 [0.507, 1.736] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.12 [0.05, 0.23] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.6 [11.8, 55.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 114 [31, 382] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.24 [1.30, 3.69] mg/100g (wet weight);