Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Glossogobius: Greek, glossa = tongue + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); munroi: Named after Ian Munro, who collected and accumulated material of Glossogobius from Australia and New Guinea. More on authors: Hoese & Allen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia and Oceania: Southern Papua in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished by the following characters: mouth moderate; reaching to below anterior margin of eye; operculum with large patch of small mostly cycloid scales (10-20 scales) in 2 or 3 rows; pectoral base covered with small cycloid scales in adult, partly scaled to naked in specimens below 40 mm SL ; first dorsal fin usually with small black spot posteriorly; second dorsal rays usually I,9; pectoral rays 18-22; predorsal scale count 18-24; no extra lateral canal pores above operculum; papilla line 6 absent; papilla lines composed of single row of papillae; body with a series of large spots on midside, each covering 2-3 scales in longitudinal direction on midside and one row above and one row below midside scales (Ref. 90210).
Known from freshwater from about 1 km above tidal influence to 400 km inland (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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.01000 (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
): 3.6 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .