Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lubricogobius: Latin, lubricus = slipperiness, smoothness + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); dinah: Named in honor of Dinah Halstead who was the first to discover the species (Ref. 45340). More on authors: Randall & Senou.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 36 m (Ref. 45340). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: known only from the Ryukyu Islands and Papua New Guinea. Expected to occur in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45340)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Anterior nostrils absent; no scales detected; pelvic disc with a frenum; body depth 3.35-3.6 cm SL; head length 2.75-2.8 in SL; head compressed, its width 1.2-1.3 in its depth; caudal fin rounded, shorter than head, 2.9-3.4 in SL; orange in color, the upper part of the head and body abruptly white; fins orange-yellow (Ref. 45340).
Inhabits sand and rubble bottoms, taking refuge in dead shells, empty bottles and tunicates (Ref. 90102). Hovers a short distance above the substrate (Ref. 45340). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 45340).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and H. Senou, 2001. Review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Lubricogobius, with description of a new species and a new genus for L. pumilus. Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):3-12. (Ref. 45340)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.5 - 28.9, mean 27.9 (based on 132 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), 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
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .