Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cryptocentroides: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335). More on author: Seale.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 10 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 25°N - 12°S
Western Pacific: Java to the Solomon Islands, north to Yaeyama Islands; Pohnpei in Micronesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
soft rays: 12 - 13. Characterized by mottled grey brown body color with about eight large, dark spots along back and diffuse branching bars on side; dorsal, anal and caudal fins yellowish; oblique dark bands on side; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 70-75; head without scales; greatest depth of body 4.7-5.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin, about equal to heal length (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits brackish tide pools (Ref. 1602) and sandy mangrove habitats (Ref. 37816). Also found in sand rubble bottoms in 2-10 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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
): 27.4 - 29.3, mean 28.8 °C (based on 1695 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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 ±0.3 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 (15 of 100) .