Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Phyllogobius: Greek, phyhllon = leaf + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Smith.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 18 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique. Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Translucent, very finely dotted with red or black; two indistinct longitudinal rows of reddish dashes on back and one along lateral line; red line from upper lip to eye; a U-shaped reddish mark on each side of occiput behind eye (Ref. 27362). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 27362); characterized further by having an extremely flattened head; unrestricted gill opening; unbranched 6-9 lowermost pectoral rays and thickened distally; longitudinal scale series 28-37; predorsal scales 10-13; depth of body at anus 5.1-9.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 42915). Commensal on foliaceous flattened sponges (Phyllospongia) (Ref. 27362, 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Second Edition. Revised and expanded edition. Crawford House Publishing Pty Ltd. Bathurst, NSW, Australia. 557 p. (Ref. 27362)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 1857 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .