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: auronotata: Name from the Latin 'aurum' for gold and 'nota' for mark, refers to the many bright orange-yellow markings.. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 25 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15. This species is diagnosed using the following characters: D VI-I, 14; A I, 15; pectoral rays 17-18; scales in longitudinal series about 55; scales on head, nape and prepectoral area absent; body elongate, depth 5.55 in SL; orbit diameter 4.05 in HL; third dorsal spine longest, 3.95 in SL; caudal fin long and very pointed, 2.5 in SL; pectoral fins reaching to above origin of anal fin, 3.6 in SL; pelvic fins just reaching anus, 4.9 in SL (Ref. 75899).
Found in sloping silty sand bottoms in 20-25 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2007. Descriptions of four new shrimpgobies of the genus Vanderhorstia from the Western Pacific. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 12(3):89-100. (Ref. 75899)
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
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28 - 28.9, mean 28.5 (based on 10 cells).
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
): 3.1 ±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) .