Alabes parvula  (McCulloch, 1909)

Pygmy shore-eel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Cheilobranchinae
Etymology: Alabes: Greek, alabes, oy = a fish from the Nile, dealing with lampreys (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 6 m (Ref. 9002).   Temperate

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Southwest Pacific: Australia (Ref. 9002) and Norfolk Island (Ref. 8879).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)

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Diagnosis: It differs from its congeners with its elongate transparent body. Gill slit small. Rudimentary pelvic fin absent. Postocular pore 1, anterior nasal and lacrymal pores present, posterior nasal pore absent. Vertebrae total 63-74, precaudal 17-19; last epineural on the 16th -20th vertebra. Caudal rays 4-6. Gut extension short. Tail length long. Dorsal origin over the anus. Male has its anterior part of the body with tiger-like pattern of irregular reddish-brown bars which are continued onto head and break into spots, it also continue posteriorly, and break into spots; the abdominal area is bright orange to yellow with 4 large bluish black circular to rectangular blotches, arranged in a horizontal line along lower side, extending over half distance to urogenital opening (Ref. 56640).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal reefs, preferably in areas with dense brown weeds. Found in small groups in 3-6 m (Ref. 9002, 56640).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p. (Ref. 9002)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .