Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiopsis: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); woodsi: Named for Loren P. Woods, Curator of Fishes, FMNH, who collected all but two of the known specimens. More on authors: Lachner & McKinney.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 5 m (Ref. 11637), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: southern India and northern Gulf of Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11637); 3.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 26. Sensory pores nasal, posterior interorbital, anterior temporal, and posterior temporal present, the supraotic pore almost always present, 2 preopercular pores; 2-5 posterior mandibular barbels present; anterior cheek tuft barbels modally 5; postmandibular and posterior gular barbels absent; scales strongly ctenoid, large, 30-36 in horizontal series; males with 2-5 enlarged canine teeth medially on inner row of upper jaw; jaw moderate in length, about 13-18% of SL; dark head wedge not evident; light base of pectoral fin divided or nearly so by dark wedge; coloration mottled, saddles not prominent (Ref. 11637).
Inhabitant of sand-rubble bottom near dead and live coral reef (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lachner, E.A. and J.F. McKinney, 1978. A revision of the Indo-Pacific fish genus Gobiopsis with descriptions of four new species (Pisces: Gobiidae). Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 262:52 p. (Ref. 11637)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
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 (11 of 100) .