Amblygobius cheraphilus Allen & Erdmann, 2016

East Indies siltgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Amblygobius: Greek, amblys = darkness + Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  cheraphilus: Name from Greek 'cheraphilus' meaning 'mud-loving'; referrng to its mud and silt habitat.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 14 m (Ref. 114936).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea; Japan (Ryukyu Is.), Indonesia (Bali and Flores), Micronesia (Yap), but probably ranges widely in the East Indian Ocean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114936); 3.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,13-14; A I,13-14; caudal fin moderately lanceolate, in adults slightly longer than head length; longitudinal scales 56-60; transverse scales 15-17; body scales are entirely cycloid; scaleless on head except side of nape with 14-18 rows of cycloid scales; color when alive grayish with two dark reddish-brown stripes on head and body; the upper stripe across snout, through mid-eye, ending below middle of soft dorsal fin, while the lower stripe from rear maxilla to middle base of caudal fin with portion on opercle containing a prominent oval dark-brown spot (usually larger than pupil) and stripe ending in a prominent triangular dark brown spot on caudal-fin base; small brown saddles along the back and across predorsal region; small (slightly less than pupil size) ocellus on the upper rays of caudal fin (Ref. 114936).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2016. Descriptions of two new gobies (Gobiidae: Amblygobius) from the tropical western Pacific Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 24:10-23. (Ref. 114936)

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 = 0.5000   [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):  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) .