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: Grallenia: Named for Gerald R. Allen, (G+R+Allen+suffix '-ia'), in honor of his great contribution to our knowledge of the diversity of coral-reef fishes.; compta: Name from Latin 'compta' meaning ornamented); referring to the orange markings on the head, body, and fins; treated as a feminine singular adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 14 - 15 m (Ref. 116128). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116128); 1.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,8-9; A I,8-9; the first dorsal fin is fully erect and rectangular, first spine not produced into filament in either sex; no head pores; posterior longitudinal scales 15-20, usually extending forward to about level of second dorsal-fin origin, but body anterior to level of middle of second dorsal fin mainly scaleless; body depth at pelvic-fin origin 14.0-16.4% SL; colour in life translucent with scattered orange-brown to orange markings consisting of a mid-lateral row of short, horizontal, orange-brown lines; small orange spots on the back, a row of horizontally ovate spots on lower side; iris pinkish orange and 4-5 dark-brown spots on dorsal scleral surface of each eye; fins translucent with numerous white speckles, sometimes with a pair of orange stripes on first and second dorsal fins (Ref. 116128).
Occurs in large (5-10 m2 ), flat, sandy areas surrounded by live coral at about 14-15 m (Ref. 116128).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2017. Descriptions of five new species of marine gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the genus Grallenia) from the tropical western Pacific Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 27:20-47. (Ref. 116128)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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) .