Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Glossogobius: Greek, glossa = tongue + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); sentaniensis: Named for the type locality, Lake Sentani (Ref. 103536)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Oceania, Papua New Guinea (Ref. 103536).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103536); 14.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 27. Diagnosis: preoperculum without a spine; mental fraenum indistinct, covered by sensory papillae; mouth large; reaching to below a point between anterior pupil and mideye; jaws forming an angle of 30-35° with body axis; upper margin of upper jaw in line with mideye; cheeks tapering; interorbital narrow, much less than eye; predorsal area scaled forward to eyes; cheek naked; operculum patch of scales dorsally; pectoral base covered by small scales; prepelvic area largely covered with embedded scales, sometimes with thin naked area anteriorly; belly fully scaled; 1st dorsal fin with spines 2-6 extending beyond other spines when fin depressed; 1st dorsal fin without black spot posteriorly; pelvic fin thin and oval, much longer than wide; reaching just short of anus; 2nd dorsal rays I,9; anal rays I,8; pectoral rays usually 19; longitudinal scale count 31-35; predorsal scale count 23-31; transverse scale count (TRB) 11.5-12.5; gill rakers on outer face of 1st arch 1+1+6-9; lower gill rakers on outer face of 2nd arch 8-9; branched caudal rays 13-14, usually 14; vertebrae 11+16=27(4*); papillae: line 1 (before nasal pore) composed of 2 rows of papillae posteriorly, 1 anteriorly; line 2 (between nasal pores) composed of single row of papillae, continuous across snout; line 5 (suborbital) composed of single row of papillae joining line 7 below anterior margin of eye; line 6 (suborbital branch) absent; lines 7, 9, 10 (LL cheek rows) each composed of single row of papillae, reaching to posterior end of preoperculum; line 8 and 11 (LT row) reaching to near end of preoperculum; line 12 (Outer POP-mandibular) composed of single row of papillae, with an arch at posterior end of jaws and continuous with papillae line posteriorly; line 13 (Inner POP-mandibular) composed of 2 or 3 rows of papillae; line 20 (opercular VT) composed of single row of papillae, with multiple branches ventrally; line 21 (Upper opercular OT) composed of single row of papillae, line gently curved; line 22 (Lower opercular OT) short and composed of single row of papillae, with several ventral branches; several vertical papillae rows on belly; a single curved line anteriorly on most body scales (often obscure dorsally and posteriorly) (Ref. 103536).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F. and G.R. Allen, 2015. Descriptions of three new species of Glossogobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from New Guinea. Zootaxa 3986(2):201-216. (Ref. 103536)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .