Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range - 5 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3178)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 7. Characterized by greyish brown body color; presence of five brown saddles on back from nape to caudal peduncle; row of brown blotches along middle of side; dorsal and caudal fins with brown spotting; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 30; predorsal scales 10; ctenoid scales posteriorly, becoming cycloid anteriorly; head without scales except nape region; depth of body 4.0-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits silty reefs in 0-5 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Weber, M. and L.F. De Beaufort, 1953. The fishes of the Indo-Australian archipelago. X. Gobioidea. A.J. Reprints Agency, New Delhi. 423 p. (Ref. 3178)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.4 - 29.3, mean 28.8 °C (based on 1504 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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
): 3.3 ±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 (15 of 100) .