Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiodon: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); prolixus: Name from a Latin word meaning stretched out long, referring to the very elongate body of this species in comparison to its congeners. More on authors: Winterbottom & Harold.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 21 m (Ref. 55666). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55666); 3.2 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 8. Distinguished by having five pale blue, thin, vertical lines on the head and pectoral
base on a brown to pale brown background; a slim to somewhat tubular body shape, especially in adults (body depth at pelvic-spine origin 27-36% SL: distance between the anterior base of the first dorsal-fin spine and the anterodorsal base of the first pectoral-
fin ray 41.3-50.4% HL); a short straight groove may be present between the medial margin of the interopercle and the isthmus, but its presence or absence seems to depend on position of suspensorium when preserved (Re. 55666).
A coral-commensal species (Ref. 72446).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and A.S. Harold, 2005. Gobiodon prolixus, a new species of gobiid fish (Teleostei: Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Indo-west Pacific. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 118(3):582-589. (Ref. 55666)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 3154 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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) .