Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Hemigobius: Greek, hemi = half + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Herre.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia; recently reported from Brunei Darussalam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43716)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 7;
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. Deep-bodied, with blunt head and compressed body; longitudinal scales 27-32; predorsal scales large, 8-10, edges often scalloped, extending close up behind eyes; body scales ctenoid; side of lower jaw strongly curved upward, forming ridge at symphysis; first dorsal fin low, rounded, with no filamentous spines; body greyish to brownish, scales often with blackish centers and 5-6 white diagonal bars, marbled or somewhat ocellate blackish spot on caudal base, eyes blue when live (Ref. 44011). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 44011).
Restricted to mangrove habitats (Ref. 44011). Hovers practically vertically, in small groups (Ref. 44011).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K., 1999. A review of the mangrove goby genus Hemigobius (Gobioidei, Gobiidae, Gobionellinae). Beagle, Rec. Mus. Art Galler. North.Territ.15:23-42. (Ref. 44011)
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
): 28.8 - 29.2, mean 29 (based on 246 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00319 - 0.02732), b=2.95 (2.71 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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 (12 of 100) .