Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: .tectus: Name in Latin meaning secret, hidden, or disguised; referring to its being misidentified as another species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 6 - 15 m (Ref. 94797), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94797); 1.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,8; A I,8; pectoral-fin rays 16, some of the middle rays branched; body scales reaching forward dorsally to end of second dorsal-fin, none ventrally; longitudinal scale series 39-50 (except in 8.7 and 10.5 mm SL subadults); transverse scale rows 8-11(except in 8.7 and 10.5 mm SL subadults); elongated body, its depth at anus 10-11% SL; head length 30-33% SL; head width slightly greater than head depth; head depth 42-50% HL; short snout, 25-30% HL; no anterior and posterior nostrils; slightly protruding lower jaw; gill opening reaching anteroventrally to below posterior half and end of preopercle; gill opening, extending forward to below posterior half and end of preopercle; mid-side of lower jaw with 2 curved canine tooth; pelvic fins cup-like, pelvic frenum with anteriorly-facing pocket; truncate caudal fin; color in alcohol dull orange-red, grading to yellow posteriorly on caudal peduncle and base of caudal fin; snout and lips are dull yellow; dorsal fins have whitish rays, transparent membranes, yellow along the base; caudal and pectoral fins with light yellowish rays and translucent membranes (Ref. 94797).
Caught by hand from the gorgonian Ellisella quadrilineata (Ref. 94797).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Suzuki, T. and J.E. Randall, 2014. Four new gobiid fishes of the genus Bryaninops from the East Indies. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 20(1):11-26. (Ref. 94797)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
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=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 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) .