Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); humeralis: Named for the black spot in the humeral region, the most distinct marking.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 54980). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to French Polynesia, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980); 3.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VI - I,9. Anal rays 1,8. Pectoral rays 17-19 (usually 18). Longitudinal scale series 25. Head naked except for scales on side of nape reaching nearly to orbit. Posterior nostril near edge of orbit. Body depth 4.4-4.8 in SL; snout short, 3.4 - 3.7 in head. First dorsal fin not higher than second (longest dorsal soft ray longer than longest dorsal spine); second or third dorsal spines longest, 5.35-5.8 in SL. Pelvic fins fully joined medially by membrane (when intact); pelvic frenum present. Body translucent with numerous small dusky orange-yellow spots on head and body, those on head in oblique rows; a round black spot as large or larger than pupil in humeral region just above base of pectoral fin, and a second black spot of about the same size at mid base of caudal fin (Ref. 41649).
Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms next to reefs in 3-30 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2001. Five new Indo-Pacific gobiid fishes of the genus Coryphopterus. Zool. Stud. 40(3):206-225. (Ref. 41649)
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
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 2802 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00427 - 0.01860), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .