Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Lecanogaster: Greek,lekane = dish + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335); gorgoniphila: Name stems from the word gorgonia (gorgonian) and the Greek f??? (f meaning friend, referring to the close association with gorgonians; noun in apposition (Ref. 116776).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 17 - 34 m (Ref. 116776). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Atlantic Ocean, São Tomé and Principe, São Tomé Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116776)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 3 - 4;
Vertebrae: 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 4-5; A 3-4; pectoral-fin rays 21-23, principal caudal-fin rays 11-14; rakers on third gill arch 12-14, very small, partially fused; a papillae in centre of pelvic disk forming a round patch; pelvic disc region B with 5-6 rows of papillae; head relatively short (2.4-3.4 in SL), and relatively narrow (width 4.5-7.4 in SL); head and body colour variable in life, usually dorsally reddish white, ventrally rose, with 8 bright red bars with scattered white spots (Ref. 116776).
Lives in commensal association with gorgonians (Ref. 116776)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R. and P. Wirtz, 2017. Lecanogaster gorgoniphila, a new species of clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from São Tomé and Principe, eastern Atlantic Ocean. Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences 35:1-10. (Ref. 116776)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
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) .