Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Sicyopterus: Greek, sika, sikya = cucumber + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335); punctissimus: Named after Mr. Franoux, who collected the holotype.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54347)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 25. Diagnosis: This species differs from all congeners in possessing the following characters: a broad, darkly pigmented, midlateral band on the posterior half of the body, which extends onto the base of the caudal fin; numerous small dark (brownish) spots on the posterior half of the body, dorsal and ventral to this midlateral band; numerous small dark spots on the second dorsal fin; second dorsal, anal, caudal, and pectoral fins with light-colored (whitish to yellow) distal margins; second dorsal fin has one weak spine and 11 branched rays; lateral cleft in the upper lip markedly expanded dorsally; and scales on the nape and abdomen similar in size to scales on the sides of the body (Ref. 54347).
Collected from clear, swift-flowing streams and rivers (Ref. 54347).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sparks, J.S. and D.W. Nelson, 2004. Review of the Malagasy sicydiine gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with description of a new species and comments on the taxonomic status of Gobius lagocephalus Pallas, 1770. Am. Mus. Novit. 3440:1-20. (Ref. 54347)
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=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .