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: Glossogobius: Greek, glossa = tongue + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); illimis: Name from the Latin illimis, meaning without mud or clear, in reference to the habitat of sandy clear streams. More on authors: Hoese & Allen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia and Oceania: coastal rivers from Japan to eastern Australia, extending eastward to Kosrae and Pohnpei in the eastern Caroline Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90210)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. Can be diagnosed by having the following characters: moderate mouth, reaching to a point below anterior margin to middle of eye; operculum with a small patch of scales dorsally with 10-20 small scales in two or three longitudinal rows; second dorsal fin usually with I,9 rays; pectoral fin with 18-21 rays (usually 20); predorsal scale count usually 13-18; one or usually two small lateral canal head pores above anterior operculum just before terminal lateral canal pore; papilla line 6 usually well developed; papilla lines composed of a single row of papillae; body with 5 elongate brown to black spots on midside from second dorsal origin to posterior end of caudal peduncle; snout length 9.8-11.3% SL; spots usually bordered by faint brown lines above and below (Ref. 90210).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F. and G.R. Allen, 2011. A review of the amphidromous species of the Glossogobius celebius complex, with description of three new species. Cybium 35(4):269-284. (Ref. 90210)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 (24 of 100) .