Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: flavilineata: From the distinctive markings (yellow lines) on the side of the body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 40 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. Body pale blue-gray with prominent yellow-orange spots on head and a pair of stripes on upper half of body. No scales on head, including predorsal; cycloid scales on anterior part of body, becoming ctenoid posteriorly (Ref. 31115); characterized further by blue markings on snout; elevated first dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; longitudinal scale series 50-55; greatest depth of body 6.1-6.8 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Occurs on sand-rubble slope at the base of a vertical cliff (22-30 m depth) and on small sand patches at the undercut bases of reefs. Each individual hovers at the entrance of a rubble-lined burrow occupied by an alpheid shrimp, where it hides when disturbed (Ref. 31115).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and P. Munday, 1995. Description of four new Gobies (Gobiidae) from the Western Pacific Ocean. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 22(3-4):99-104. (Ref. 31115)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00270 - 0.01286), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .