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: Acentrogobius: Greek, a = without + Greek, kentron = sting + Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); cenderawasih: Named after its type locality, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 90102), usually 0 - 3 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 27. Characterized by pale grey body color with large, irregular brown blotches dorsally on head and upper half of body; five, horizontally elongate dark brown blotches arranged in a longitudinal row at side of body; generally translucent fins except white pelvics; upper and lower pectoral fin base with dark brown spot; dorsal rays VI+I,11, thin and flexible dorsal spines; anal rays I,11; pectoral rays 18; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length; pelvic fin rays I,5, frenum well developed; longitudinal scale series 32-33; transverse scales from origin of second dorsal fin ventroposteriorly to anal fin base 8; transverse scales from anal fin origin dorsoanteriorly to first dorsal fin base 9; predorsal scales 13-14; cycloid scales covering body; head without scales except dorsally and laterally on nape (Ref. 90102).
Found in deep water, 18-30 m, frequent in very shallow water 0-3 m in highly protected near-shore environments, marine lakes and brackish estuaries (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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 (10 of 100) .