Minysicya caudimaculata  Larson, 2002

Blackspot minigoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Minysicya: Name from Greek 'minys' meaning small, for its very small adult size (1.5 cm being the largest ) and 'sikya', an old Greek word for cupping glass, refers to the cup-shaped pelvic fins.;  caudimaculata: Named for the black spot at the caudal fin base..   More on author: Larson.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 38 m (Ref. 76968).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Indo-Western Central Pacific: Australia, Japan, Tuamotus and French Polynesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76968); 1.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 26. This species is characterized by the following: small, slender with D1 VI, D2 and A I, 8; pectoral rays all unbranched, often with 14 rays, none are thickened; 22-24 longitudinal scales; 6-7 TRB; ctenoid scales on body, extending forward to just above pectoral base, but not onto head; small, fused pelvic fins forming a narrow cup, usually with a very narrow anteriorly-facing fold on fraenum, no or almost no fleshy development on pelvic spines; reduced sensory papillae on head; oculoscapular canals on head separate, with 2 anterior and 2 posterior interorbital pores, posterior oculoscapular and nasal pores absent, preopercular pores 3; no canine teeth; protrusible upper jaw, opening downward; translucent body with 6 red internal bars and small black spots on base of caudal fin (Ref. 76968).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Apparently inhabits over open sand or up in the water column. Collected using rotenone over Halimeda or Caulerpa or Zostera beds (Ref. 76968).

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Larson, H.K., 2002. A new genus of small coral-reef goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with discussion of it's relationships. The Beagle Records of the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 18:63-71. (Ref. 76968)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00419 - 0.01894), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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) .