Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lythrypnus: Greek, lythros, -on = blood + Greek, hypnos = sleep (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Böhlke & Robins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to northern South America (Ref. 13628).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits coral or rocky habitats (Ref. 5521).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.7 - 28.1, mean 27.2 °C (based on 720 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 416 [171, 1,128] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.44 [0.75, 2.94] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.4 [16.4, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.206 [0.087, 0.454] g/100g ; Selenium = 18.8 [7.8, 47.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 152 [36, 578] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.81 [1.58, 4.93] mg/100g (wet weight);