Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Stiphodon: Greek, stiphos, -eos, -oys = mass + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Watson, Allen & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; amphidromous. Tropical
Asia: currently known only from Sungei Iga, Halmahera, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33064); 2.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. Second dorsal fin with 10 segmented rays; first dorsal fin with spine 4 filamentous in males; male with 10 dusky bars laterally from pectoral base extending posteriorly hypural base; and female with 8 or 9 dusky bars being shorter than male.
Found in a small stream close to the sea. Habitat is assumed to be similar to other related species which prefer clear rather swift waters in areas of rocks and boulders.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Watson, R.E., G.R. Allen and M. Kottelat, 1998. A review of Stiphodon from Halmahera and Irian Jaya, Indonesia, with descriptions of two new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(3):293-304. (Ref. 33064)
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
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00423 - 0.02842), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .