Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Glossogobius: Greek, glossa = tongue + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); clitellus: Name from the Latin clitellus, meaning saddle, in reference to the prominent saddles on the back. More on authors: Hoese & Allen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia and Oceania: Philippines, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90210)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by the following characters: mouth moderate; reaching to below mideye; operculum with a small patch of 3-7 cycloid scales dorsally; second dorsal I,9; pectoral rays 18-20 (usually 19); predorsal scale count 14-17; lateral canal short, ending above posterior preopercular margin, only one pore above preoperculum and the terminal pore; papilla line 6 absent; body with dark saddles dorsally and no dark lines on midside; first dorsal fin in males with a small black spot posteriorly behind fifth dorsal spine to end of fin, females without spot (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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00851 (0.00270 - 0.02678), b=3.07 (2.82 - 3.32), 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .