Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Chriolepis: Greek, chrio, chroa, to touch, to rub + Greek, lepis = scale (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 11482), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Distinguished by the following characteristics: first dorsal fin with VII spines; lack scales on the head and anterior section of body; have modified basicaudal scales on the caudal peduncle; have completely separate pelvic fins; light to dark brown body color with darker bars on sides (Ref. 92840).
Inhabits sandy areas with rock or algae cover (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tornabene, L., J.L. Van Tassel, D.R. Robertson and C.C. Baldwin, 2016. Molecular phylogeny, analysis of discrete character evolution, and submersible collections facilitate a new classification for a diverse group of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobiosomatini: Nes subgroup), with descriptions of nine new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 2016. (Ref. 113825)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 22.3 - 28, mean 25.1 °C (based on 140 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), 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
): 3.2 ±0.2 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 (13 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 198 [94, 432] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.91 [0.51, 1.72] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.2, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.119 [0.055, 0.229] g/100g ; Selenium = 26 [12, 56] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 110 [30, 366] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.21 [1.29, 3.63] mg/100g (wet weight);