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: Gladiogobius: Latin, gladius = sword + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); brevispinis: Named for its distinctive preopercle spine, the shortest for the genus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Hainan Island in the South China Sea, and Indonesia; distribution apparently widespread.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79803)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 9 - 10. Characterized by pale grey body color with narrow brown stripes; sides of body with longitudinal rows of bluish white dots; lower side of body with row of five large rectangular brown blotches; irregular brown markings on back; white spots and streaks on head; without elongate or filamentous spines; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 24-26; head and nape without scales; body scales ctenoid except cycloid on abdomen, pectoral fin base and prepelvic region; median predorsal scales absent; opening of gill not reaching to above edge of preopercle; short cheek spine, 12-18% head length; depth of body 4.5-5.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits shoreline reefs and estuaries littered with dead coral blocks on sand, mud, or silt bottoms in 0-2 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibukawa, K. and G.R. Allen, 2007. Review of the cheek-spine goby genus Gladiogobius (Actinopterygii, Perciformes, Gobiidae), with descriptions of two new species from the Indo-West Pacific. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. 33(4):193-206. (Ref. 79803)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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
): 3.2 ±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 (12 of 100) .