Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: phaeosticta: Name from Greek 'phaeos' meaning brown or dusky, and 'stictus' for small spots; refers to the profusion of small dark spots on the body. More on authors: Randall, Shao & Chen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 13. Characterized by having variable color, often pale grey to yellowish with row of large, diffuse blackish blotches on lower half of side; blue-edged yellow spots prominent on lower side between or on margin of blackish blotches; 6-7 diffuse, blackish saddles on back; head with yellow oblique bands; yellow pelvic fins with blue spots in adult ale; dorsal fin rays with short brown lines; prolonged filament formed by third dorsal spine, sometimes more than 50% SL in adult male; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; longitudinal scale series 46-52; circumpeduncular scales 11-12; cycloid body scales; head without scales except side of nape; greatest depth of body 5.8-6.5 in SL: ovate caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sandy shores, sometimes in seagrass, in 8-20 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., K.-T. Shao and J.-P. Chen, 2007. Two new shrimp gobies of the genus Ctenogobiops (Perciformes: Gobiidae), from the Western Pacific. Zool. Stud. 46(1):26-34. (Ref. 75863)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.7 - 29.4, mean 28.7 (based on 1110 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .