Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Buenia: Taken from Odon de Buen y del Cos, politician and Spanish naturalist; 1863-1945.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 45055), usually 5 - 20 m (Ref. 45055). Subtropical; 45°N - 35°N, 6°W - 17°E
Mediterranean Sea: Western basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45055); 3.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Juveniles reported to occur at 35 m. Not much is known on reproduction and food of the species (Ref. 4696). Inhabit sandy areas in the Kvarner area (Croatia), in places scarcely covered with cobbles (6-20 cm) and boulders (>20 cm). Average sand particle size coarse (0.7-0.8 mm), and medium (0.2-0.4). Sediments are mostly coarse biogenous fragments (calcite skeleton remains) mixed with finer lithogenous material (Ref. 45055). Eggs are pear-shaped (Ref. 4696).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Miller, P.J., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 1019-1085. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Volume 3. UNESCO, Paris. (Ref. 4696)
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
): 16.2 - 18.7, mean 17.6 °C (based on 20 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00365 - 0.01726), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 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) .