Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae
(Wormfishes) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Parioglossus: Greek, pareia = jaw + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335); galzini: Named after Professor René Galzin, Director of Laboratory of Ichtyoécologie Tropicale et Méditerrannéenne of Perpignan (France) and Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement, Moorea, who assisted J.T.Williams in the collection of all of the known specimens of this species (Ref. 52789).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 58018). Subtropical; 27°S - 27°S, 144°W - 144°W
Eastern Central Pacific: The only known specimens were collected from mud and rubble substrates with some scattered sargassum in shallow water (<1.5m) near the head of Haurei Bay, Rapa Island, French Polynesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52789); 2.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species of Paraglossus as diagnosed by Rennis & Hoese (1985) distinguished from all described species of Paraglossus by the following combination of characters: dark lateral body stripe absent, preopercular pores absent, 100 or more scales in longitudinal series from above pectoral-fin base to base of caudal fin, pectoral-fin rays 19-21, segmented caudal-fin rays 7+6, scales nonimbricate, black caudal spot usually sub-triangular (one specimen with spot roughly rectangular), membrane of first dorsal fin attached to second dorsal fin in males and females, mature males with dorsal-fin spines 3-5 filamentous and about equal in length, fresh males with narrow yellow stripe running dorsolaterally along body from head to caudal fin.
Only known specimens were found on mud and rubble substrates in shallow inshore waters of less than 1.5 m in depth (Ref. 52789).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Williams, J.T. and D. Lecchini, 2004. Parioglossus galzini, a new species of ptereleotrid dartfish from Rapa Island (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Ptereleotridae). Zootaxa 506:1-8. (Ref. 52789)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .