Oplopomops diacanthus  (Schultz, 1943)

Hole goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Oplopomops: Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek,poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 12°N - 5°S

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Indian Ocean: Maldives (Ref. 30829). Pacific Ocean: Kapingamarangi (?), Marshall and Phoenix Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11. Characterized by translucent grey body color with brown and white spotting and row of double spots just below midlateral scale row; united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin, about equal to HL; longitudinal scale series 28; ctenoid scales on body and nape; predorsal scales 10; cheek and opercle without scales; depth of body 6.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand patches (Ref. 37816) and fine rubble flats adjacent to reef to about 10 meters depth. Usually occurs on light coloured sand and is often partly burried (Ref. 48637). Uncertain if it associates with invertebrate burrows.

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 (0.00412 - 0.01928), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 (21 of 100) .