Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Bathygobius: Greek, bathys = deep + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 2 cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 36558)
soft rays: 8. Characterized by male with yellowish grey color, densely and diffusely mottled with dusky, bluish whit and dull orange spots; female with dark grey brown color dorsally, paler ventrally, with five large yellowish white blotches dorsally from nape to caudal peduncle; broadly yellow outer part of first dorsal fin in both sexes; upper 5-6 pectoral rays free of membrane; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 34-40; predorsal scales 14-19, reaching to within half eye diameter of rear edge of eye; cheek and opercle without scales; ctenoid body scales, becoming cycloid on anterior body; depressed head, width greater than depth; depth of body 4.1-4.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits rocky pools of intertidal zone and rocky shores (Ref. 90102). Specimens collected from tide pools of exposed coasts (Ref. 11441). Feeds on planktonic crustaceans, polychaetes and algae (Ref. 36558).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.6 - 29.2, mean 28.4 (based on 2932 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), 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
): 3.3 ±0.5 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) .