Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Lentipes: Latin, lens, lentis = slow + Latin, pes = foot (Ref. 45335); solomonensis: Named for the type locality, combined with the Latin suffix ensis, meaning from or of Solomon Islands.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 11°N - 8°N, 156°E - 162°E
Pacific Ocean: Solomon Islands. Makira, Ranongga and Rendova Islands (Ref. 79611).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79611)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Second dorsal fin and anal fin 9 soft rays (Dorsal fins VI-I, 9); membrane of last ray of first dorsal fin connected to base of second dorsal fin origin in males; pectoral rays usually 16; anterior portion of upper jaw with 12-16 tricuspid teeth in males, 24-32 in females; 3-5 conical teeth in posterior portion of both jaws in males and females; posterior 2-3 conical teeth enlarged and canine-like in males; single pair of broad and flattened lobes, obscuring most of urogenital papillae in males and absent in females; female urogenital papillae rectangular and retracted into sheath-like groove; male upper lip and snout golden yellow, diffusing posteriorly into golden yellow flecks along dorsal half of trunk to caudal peduncle; basal two thirds of dorsal and pectoral fins golden yellow, second dorsal fin with pearl white spot outlining small dark spot medially at ray one (Ref. 79611).
Collected in clear, rocky streams running through rainforest from 30-230m elevation.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jenkins, A.P., G.R. Allen and D. Boseto, 2008. Lentipes solomonensis, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Sicydiinae) from the Solomon Islands. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 14(4):165-174. (Ref. 79611)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .