Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiodon: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); winterbottomi: Named for Dr. Richard Winterbottom (ROM), in honor of his great contribution to our knowledge of the systematics of the Gobioidei.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 8 m (Ref. 91086), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Northwest Pacific: Japan (Ryukyu Is.).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91086); 3.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: jaw teeth subequal in shape and size; no postsymphysial canine teeth; no interopercle-isthmus groove; narrow gill opening; no elongated dorsal-fin spines; large second dorsal, anal and pelvic fins: second dorsal and anal fins reaching posteriorly to or beyond middle of caudal-fin base when appressed; pelvic fins reaching posteriorly to middle to posterior half of genital papilla; pectoral-fin rays 15 or 16; head, body and fins gray, no stripes or other markings when fresh or alive (Ref. 91086).
Inhabits coral reef slopes where individuals only live as commensals on the plate-shaped coral, Echinopora lamellosa (Ref. 91086)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Suzuki, T., K. Yano and H. Senou, 2012. Gobiodon winterbottomi, a new goby (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Iriomote-jima Island, the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A Suppl. 6:59-65. (Ref. 91086)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (10 of 100) .