Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiopsis: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Lachner & McKinney.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 10. Characterized by pale grey body color with pair of diffuse dark bands below eye, broad brown saddle on top of head, behind eye extending to upper opercle and lower opercle; second brown saddle across nape; dorsal midline from dorsal fin origin to caudal peduncle with six diffuse brown saddles, centered; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 31; reduced number and size of head barbels, only two on each side of chin, one on each side of anterior gular region, and remnants on snout; cycloid scales; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; depth of body 5.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Ingle specimen collected from sloping reef in 15 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K. and E.O. Murdy, 2001. Gobiidae. Gobies. p. 3578-3603. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 42915)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.7 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 902 cells).
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
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .