Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Grallenia: Named for Gerald R. Allen, (G+R+Allen+suffix '-ia'), in honor of his great contribution to our knowledge of the diversity of coral-reef fishes.; baliensis: Named for its type locality, Bali, Indonesia.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 15 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 28. Characterized by translucent body with 12 dark saddles on nape and back; presence of internal dark stripe dorsal to vertebral column; side of body with series of large dark blotches midlaterally and ventrally; dark bar below eye; opercle with dark blotch; dark band on lower pectoral fin base; caudal fin base with two large dark spots; dorsal rays VI+I,10; anal rays I,8-9; pectoral rays 14-16; pelvic rays I,5; pelvic frenum absent; no scales on head and body except on caudal peduncle and small patch behind base of pectoral fin; longitudinal scales on caudal peduncle 5-8; circumpeduncular scales 8-9; depth at origin of pelvic fin 6.7-7.3 in SL; gill opening extending forward to level of middle of opercle; filamentous first dorsal spine in male, 2.3-2.9 in SL; longest dorsal spine in female, second to fourth,9.2-9.7 in SL; longest soft dorsal fin rays 12.3-16.4 % SL; longest soft anal fin rays 11.6-13.5 % SL; caudal fin often shorter than head, 3.8-4.6 in SL, slightly emarginate; gill rakers 2+8(2+7-9); vertebrae 28 (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sand and rubble bottoms in 5-15 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (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) .