Lubricogobius nanus  Allen, 2015

Tiny goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lubricogobius: Latin, lubricus = slipperiness, smoothness + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  nanus: Name from Latin 'nanus' , referring to its small size, which is the most diminutive in the genus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 8 - 13 m (Ref. 107278).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107278); 1.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI-I,10-11; A I,8-9; pectoral-fin rays 19; with anterior nostrils; no scales; pelvic disc with distinct frenum; mid-lateral row of widely-spaced sensory papillae on side of body and approximately 15 scattered sensory papillae on middle portion of caudal fin; body depth 3.0-3.4 in SL; head length 2.7-2.9 in SL; head compressed, width 1.1-1.4 in head depth; rounded caudal fin, shorter than head, in SL; colour in life generally brown except the yellowish head and fins with dense covering of tiny brown chromatophores, those of pectoral and pelvic fins are mainly confined to basal half of fin; iris yellow (Ref. 107278).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type specimens were obtained within 100 m of each other on an approximately 20° mud slope. Two specimens were collected together from the inside of a dead bivalve while the other two were found on either filamentous algae or sponge that covered bottom debris, including a piece of wood and a cement block, and a fifth uncollected specimen was also observed and photographed in the same dead bivalve mentioned above (Ref. 107278).

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Allen, G.R., 2015. Lubricogobius nanus, a new species of goby (Pisces: Gobiidae) from eastern Papua New Guinea. J. of the Ocean Science Foundation 17:1-11. (Ref. 107278)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00427 - 0.01860), 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):  2.9   ±0.3 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) .