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: hiramatsui: Named after W. Hiramatsu, who collected the type specimens of this species (Ref. 75057).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 42 m (Ref. 75057). Subtropical; 36°N - 32°N, 132°E - 141°E (Ref. 75057)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Izu Islands, off Pacific coast of middle of Honshu, and Kashiwa-jima Island, off southwest coast of Shikoku (Japan)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75057); 6.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species differs by having the following characters: 12 segmented rays on second dorsal fin; 38-39 longitudinal scale count; 15-16 predorsal scales; 16-17 transverse scale count from origin of second dorsal fin backward and downward to anal-fin base; pectoral-fin base broadly covered by cycloid scales; well developed connecting membrane between innermost rays; trough along posterior margin of eye well developed; almost entirely blackened operculum; cheek and occipital region scattered with minute yellow spots (and no yellow lines) (Ref. 75057).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwata, A., K. Shibukawa and N. Ohnishi, 2007. Three new species of the shrimp-associated Goby genus Vanderhorsitia (Perciformes:Gobiidae: Gobiinae) from Japan, with re-descriptions of two related congeners. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A, Suppl. 1:185-205. (Ref. 75057)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .