Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Stenogobius: Greek, stenos = narrow + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Oceania: high islands of Hawaii.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34009)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. Easily identified by the dark black bar extending downward through the eye and the yellow-brown body color; during courtship, both males and females with 9-11 black bars on their flanks and a red border on the edge of the dorsal fins; black eye bar becomes prominent; males develop a dusky flush to their throats and lower jaw (Ref. 44091).
Largest Insularigobius recorded; possesses a relatively high scale count in horizontal series, 47-52, usually 48-50; high predorsal scale count, always fully scaled, 16-23, usually 19-20; belly anteriorly almost always scaled close to pelvic base; breast always with many embedded scales; up to five rows of teeth in upper jaw and up to six in lower jaw (Ref. 34009).
A poor climber and thus restricted to the lower reaches and adjoining brackish waters; found in both altered and unaltered streams; omnivorous and a benthic feeder on filamentous algae, worms, crustaceans and insect larvae; not highly sought as food by the early Hawaiians (Ref. 44091). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nishimoto, R.T. and J.M. Fitzsimons, 1999. Behavioral determinants of the instream distribution native Hawaiian stream fishes. In: Proc. 5th Indo-Pac. Fish Conf., Noumea, 1997 [Séret B. & J.-Y. Sire, eds]. Proc. 5th Indo-Pac. Fish Conf., Noumea, 1997: 813-818. p. 813-818. In Séret B. & J.-Y. Sire (eds) Proc. 5th Indo-Pac. Fish Conf., Noumea, 1997. (Ref. 33984)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00619 - 0.02131), b=3.09 (2.93 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .