Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Chaeturichthys: Greek, chaite = hair + Greek, oura = tail + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Temperate
Western Pacific: Southwest coast of Korea and the Chinese coast of South China Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111281); max. published weight: 61.62 g (Ref. 111281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by having the following characters: interorbital space with embedded scales; usually 4 pairs of barbels on ventral surface of head, with usually 3 pairs of long barbels only; pectoral-fin rays 21-23, modally 22, ventral 3-5 rays of pectoral fin simple, forming free rays; longitudinal scale rows 47-53; transverse scale rows 17-21; predorsal scales 20-22; gill rakers on outer surface of first gill arch 4-6 + 11-14 ? 16-19; pseudobranchial filaments 6-8, usually 7; preopercular canal with only with pore N'; longer snout, its length 6.1-8.1% of SL (Ref. 93271).
Inhabits muddy bottoms (Ref. 11230).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibukawa, K. and A. Iwata, 2013. Review of the East Asian gobiid genus Chaeturichthhys (Teleostei: Perciformes: Gobioidei), with description of a new species. Bull. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A., Suppl. 7:53-66. (Ref. 93271)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00450 - 0.01340), b=2.88 (2.74 - 3.02), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.7 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .