Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Thorogobius: Greek, thoros = semen + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); laureatus: Name from Latin 'laureatus' meaning crowned with a laurel; referring to the shape of the scaled areas in the predorsal region.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 57 - 109 m (Ref. 118185), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Atlantic: Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118185); 8.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 28. This species is distinguished from its congeners in the combination of following characters: D1 VI (second and third distinctly elongated); pectoral fin rays 19-22; short pelvic disc complete with well-developed anterior membrane (frenum), pointed lateral lobes; scales on nape and predorsal area in lateral band; opercle no scales; scales in longitudinal series 24-27; supratemporal rows tr and trp developed and extending transversally between pores H and K; longitudinal row g is long, passing row m posteriorly and relatively close to row h; infraorbital row 6 is long, ventrally extending to lower margin of preopercle, its ventral (6i) and dorsal (6s) originating opposite to each other; posterior lateral row h is long, reaching anteriorly above middle of opercle; body depth 18.9-23.8% at anal-fin origin in SL, head width 48.5-56.0% in HL; long upper jaw 41.8-58.0% in HL; minimum height of caudal peduncle 45.1-59.8% in caudal peduncle length; large eyes 23.9-30.9% in HL); long caudal fin 27.9-35.5% in SL; body pale fawn and brownish with margin of scale pockets dark brown pigmented, yielding a reticulated pattern; 5 brown blotches on flanks in lateral midline from below first dorsal fin to caudal peduncle; caudal fin with 6-7 distinct dark vertical bands (Ref. 118185).
Specimens were dredged on the upper slope of the continental shelf from soft bottom (Ref. 118185).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sauberer, M., T. Iwamoto and H. Ahnelt, 2018. Two new deep-water species of the genus Thorogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the upper continental slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Zootaxa 4429(2):357-371. (Ref. 118185)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [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 (20 of 100) .