Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cryptocentrus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335); nanus: Name from both Latin and Greek noun 'nanus' for 'dwarf', referring to the species’ particularly small size compared to its congeners; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 8 - 11 m (Ref. 118501). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Fiji and possibly Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 2.34 cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118501); 2.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D IV-I,10; A I,8-9; pectoral-fin rays 16; scales in longitudinal series 65-81; predorsal scales 0-15; anterior scales cycloid, posterior scales ctenoid; anterior part of breast, prepelvic region, and pectoral-fin base are naked; head naked except on the side of nape and predorsal region, where scales extend anteriorly to about level of middle of operculum; body depth at pelvic-fin origin 4.4-5.2, mean 4.8; vomerine teeth present; gill opening extending forward to a vertical at posterior edge of preoperculum or slightly anterior; dorsal-fin spines progressively longer to fourth, longest 1.6-2.7 in HL; caudal fin rounded, 2.7-3.1 in HL; pectoral fins reaching level of anus or just beyond (3.7-4.7 in SL); pelvic fins reaching posteriorly to anus (3.6-4.3 in SL). Colouration: live individuals are black, fins are black with clear distal margins (Ref. 118501).
Inhabitsf sand bottoms in 8.2-10.7 m depth and partners with an alpheid-shrimp which remains unidentified (deposited specimen CAS 244344). Adults mature at 2.34 cm SL or less (Ref. 118501).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and G.R. Allen, 2018. Cryptocentrus nanus, a new species of dwarf shrimpgoby from Fiji (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 30:28-38. (Ref. 118501)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), 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
): 3.1 ±0.3 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) .