Grallenia lauensis Allen & Erdmann, 2017

Lau goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Grallenia: Named for Gerald R. Allen, (G+R+Allen+suffix '-ia'), in honor of his great contribution to our knowledge of the diversity of coral-reef fishes.;  lauensis: Named for its type locality, Lau Archipelago.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 30 - 35 m (Ref. 116128).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Fiji and Australia (Great Barrier Reef and northwestern Coral Sea).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116128); 1.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,7; A I,7; all segmented dorsal- and anal-fin rays are unbranched; pectoral-fin rays 15, all rays unbranched except the middle 2-4; posterior longitudinal scales 8-12, mainly restricted to caudal peduncle; no scales on anterior body; body depth at pelvic-fin origin 15.1-15.7% SL; depth at anal-fin origin 12.9-13.2% SL; with cephalic sensory-canal pores; live colour of female mainly translucent with faint markings, including 5, progressively shorter, orange-brown, dash-like marks overlying vertebral column, about 10-12 narrow orange bars on the back between level of pectoral-fin base and caudal-fin base, and 5-6 widely-spaced, brown-to-orange spots on lower side between middle of abdomen and caudal-fin base; male colour unknown (Ref. 116128).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits area of extensive gradual slopes of clean white sand (in 30-35 m depth). Collected from sites located in channel passes from the outer reef to extensive inner lagoons, and were hence subject to frequent strong currents and high rates of water exchange (Ref. 116128).

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2017. Descriptions of five new species of marine gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the genus Grallenia) from the tropical western Pacific Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 27:20-47. (Ref. 116128)

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 = 0.5039   [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):  3.0   ±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) .