Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: smithi: Named for Professor J.L.B. Smith, for his contribution of the first description of this genus as well as his great ichthyological achievements for the southern hemisphere (Ref. 51116).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 51116), usually 10 - 23 m (Ref. 90102). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Sabah and Japan (Yaeyama Islands).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51116); 9.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12. Second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 12 rays; longitudinal scale rows 64-72; and body with 13 deep brown cross-bands (Ref. 51116). See also meristics of anal and pectoral fins; characterized further by mottled brown color of head and anterodorsal body; narrow white spaces between brown bars on body; caudal fin base with large dark brown spot; first dorsal fin triangular with irregular brown and white bands and prominent ocellated blackish spot near margin; second dorsal fin base with large brown spots and blue, yellow and brown submarginal bands; yellow with pale blue margin anal fin; pelvic fins dark brown to blackish; united pelvic fins, well developed frenum present; longitudinal scale series 93-96; head, nape, base of pectoral fin and prepelvic region without scales; cycloid scales covering body; greatest depth of body 6.9 in SL; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sand-mud bottoms of sheltered bays in 10-23 m (except specimen reported from about 100 m depth) (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, I.-S. and L.-S. Fang, 2003. A new marine goby of genus Flabelligobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Taiwan. Ichthyol. Res. 50(4):333-338. (Ref. 51116)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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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=0.00617 (0.00279 - 0.01364), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (25 of 100) .