Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Didogobius: From Dido, queen of Carthage who killed herself when abandoned by Aeneas; Greek, mithology; janetarum: Named for Mrs. Janet Camp and Ms. Janet Eyre, who generously supported our goby research; noun in feminine genitive (plural).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 20 m (Ref. 118256), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Atlantic: Republic of Cabo Verde.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: vertebrae 27; D2 I,10; scaled posterior quarter of the predorsal region in front of D1 origin and with several rows of cycloid scales; scales on body, cycloid anteriorly and ctenoid posteriorly; scales in lateral series 30-32, with anterior oculoscapular canal; absence of preopercular head canal; suborbital row 7 each a single papilla, suborbital rows 2 and 4 are close to orbit; branchiostegal membranes are uniformly black below preopercle, forming V-mark (Ref. 118256).
Collected exclusively from small caves and rock crevices with a specimen observed lurking out of a small cave before it was collected, whereas the other four known specimens were retrieved after spraying clove oil (a fish anesthetic) into rock crevices on vertical walls covered with the coral Tubastrea caboverdiana (Ref. 118256).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schliewen, U.K., P. Wirtz and M. Kovačić, 2018. Didogobius janetarum sp. nov., a new cryptobenthic goby species from the Cape Verde Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 4438 (2):381-393. (Ref. 118256)
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
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .