Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Stonogobiops: Greek, stonos, -ou = groan + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Hoese & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated, usually 15 - 25 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 27115); 15°N -
Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, the Philippines, and Bali, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 26. Bright yellow from top of head to chin including most of iris; 2nd dorsal fin and caudal fin translucent yellow, both with diffuse light blue submarginal band and 4-5 rows of elliptical dark-edged blue spots; anal and pointed pectoral fins with yellowish rays. Naked thorax and pectoral base. Head pores absent. Dark head band ending on lower margin of preoperculum. Median predorsal region naked. Eye and mouth large. Angle of jaws 25 degrees. Longitudinal scale series 84, transverse 21. 1st 2 elongated spines and its membrane black.
Occurs in pairs and live symbiotically with Alpheus randalli. The pair hover above the burrow's entrance on dark sandy bottoms. Inhabits deep coastal slopes and sand flats, usually in depth over 10 meters (Ref. 48637). Also found in sand-rubble bottoms (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F. and J.E. Randall, 1982. Revision of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Stonogobiops. Indo-Pac. Fish. (1):18 p. (Ref. 397)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.5 - 29, mean 28.4 (based on 160 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [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
): 3.3 ±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 (13 of 100) .