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: Akihito: Named for Emperor Akihito for his many contributions to goby systematics and phylogenetic research..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75882); 3.9 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 10. This species is characterized by the following; females with closely-set, slightly flexible tricuspid premaxillary teeth and 0-1 canine-like tooth at the posterior tip of the premaxilla; immature males with conical teeth posterior to tricuspid teeth; adult males with only fixed recurved conical to canine-like teeth; scales are much higher than long, along lateral midline between second dorsal and anal fins; few ctenoid scales midlaterally in males while only cycloid scales in females, and female scales are generally smaller than in males (Ref. 75882).
Inhabits swift, clear streams with rocky bottom; the species utilizes presence of heavy rains to migrate to the sea or to the river. The mature specimens were collected at an altitude of 300 m. Few specimens were found to have fed on aquatic insects and crustacean (Ref. 75882).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Watson, R.E., P. Keith and G. Marquet, 2007. Akihito vanuatu, a new genus and new species of freshwater goby (Sicydiinae) from the South Pacific. Cybium 31(3):341-349. (Ref. 75882)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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 (12 of 100) .