Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Redigobius: Latin,. Redere = to come back + Latin, gobius = gudgeon.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 59012); depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical; 17°N - 20°S
Asia and Oceania: Andaman Islands, Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia (Palau) and New Guinea. One record from the Solomon Islands may possibly belong to this species. Record from New Caledonia has not been verified yet (Ref. 84480). Reported from Australia, Fiji (Ref. 7050) and Singapore (Ref. 419).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 7. Distinguished by the following characteristics: slender with compressed head and body; greatly enlarged jaws in adult males with lips distinctively broadened anteriorly and narrowed below eye; body with scale margins outlined forming reticulate pattern; dark band along mid-side of body; head with 4-6 curved oblique dark bands crossing cheek and small dark mark behind upper rear part of eye; variably sized black blotch on posterior part of first dorsal fin; second dorsal rays I,6-8; anal rays I,6-7; pectoral rays 15-18; longitudinal scales 22-25; TRB 7-8 1/2; predorsal scales 6-9 (Ref. 84480).
Adults inhabit sea and rivers (Ref. 419). Found in estuaries and lower (tidal) reaches of freshwater streams (Ref. 2847). Usually recorded from swift flowing streams, often described as cascades or cascade zone, above or below waterfalls, with solid rock, boulder and gravel substrate. A few sites consisted of mud and sand substrates and one was from a mangrove only 50 m from the shoreline. Gut content of one specimen from Palau contained insect remains and a few nematodes (Ref. 84480).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K., 2010. A review of the gobiid fish genus Redigobius (Teleostei: Gobionellina), with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 21(2):123-191. (Ref. 84480)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.4 - 29.4, mean 28.8 (based on 1088 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00406 - 0.01955), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 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 (11 of 100) .