Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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; massutii: Named for Dr. Enric Massutí (Instituto Español de Oceanografía in the Centre Oceanogràfic de les Balears).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 57 - 67 m (Ref. 114858). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Mediterranean: Balearic Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114858); 2.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following: anterior oculoscapular canal is only semiclosed with pores ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? and additional pores and open furrows from interorbital part to pore ?; no posterior oculoscapular canal; the suborbital row c with 5 papillae; 26-28 scales in lateral series; 16 pectoral fin rays; second spine of the first dorsal fin longest, reaching to or behind posterior end of the second dorsal fin in males when folded down; pelvic fin anterior membrane id 1/6 or less of length of spinous ray in midline depth; head length 31.2-32.5% of SL; eye 32.8-35.7% of HL; caudal fin length 21.5-24.0% of SL (Ref. 114858).
Collected by beam trawl, on red algae beds in the circalittoral coarse sand bottoms from around 50 m to almost 80 m depth. There are mainly two type habitats: the Peyssonnelia beds, mainly located in the south west of Mallorca and south Menorca, and the maërl beds, mainly located in the Menorca Channel area. Visible from radiographed stomachs of specimens were uncrushed molluscs (bivalves and snails) (Ref. 114858).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M., F. Ordines and U.K. Schliewen, 2017. A new species of Buenia (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the western Mediterranean Sea, with the description of this genus. Zootaxa 4250(5):447-460. (Ref. 114858)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .