Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblyeleotris: Greek, amblys = darkness + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Indo-West Pacific. J.E. Randall photographs taken from other localities.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11344)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 14. Characterized by: D VI-I,14; A I,14, P1 20; P2 I, 5; LR 76; TR 25; Pred S 0. HL 3.9, BD 5.8, HW 7.6, Pred L 3.1, SD2L 1.8, SAL 1.8, CPD 9.4 all in SL. ED 3.9, Int 12.7, SnL 7.2 all in HL; mouth oblique, maxillary extending beyond vertical of midline of eye; snout obtuse; head roundish; body elongate and compressed; scales on body small cycloid anteriorly, becoming larger
and ctenoid posteriorly; head and nape naked; pelvic frenum present, connecting membrane only on basal part of 5th ray in adult; body color pale yellow, with 5 dark brown bands, the 1st
from nape to opercle, last on caudal peduncle; first dorsal dusky in lower part.; midline of 2nd
dorsal with a yellow stripe; anal fin pale yellow, brown stripe along middle, lower part pale grey; caudal fin with a C-shaped, dark brown blotch (Ref. 34173).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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
= 0.5000 [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) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 328 [141, 754] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.72 [0.92, 3.42] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.3, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.295 [0.150, 0.552] g/100g ; Selenium = 24.8 [10.6, 55.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 16.9 [4.9, 53.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.45 [0.86, 2.43] mg/100g (wet weight);