Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiopsis: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); jackbrooksi: The new species is named for John ''Jack'' Moldaw Brooks, the third author’s son.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 30 m (Ref. 123065). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea. Most likely to be more widespread in the East
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 26. A species of Gobiopsis with the following combination of characters: head barbels absent; segmented dorsal-fin and anal-fin rays 10; longitudinal scales 31; predorsal scales 10; transverse scales 9; no scales on cheek and operculum; cephalic sensory-canal pores B’, C, D, E, F, and H’ present; preopercular and
This species is collected from a sheltered bay, usually on flat mud-bottom habitat (Ref. 123065).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann and W.B. Brooks, 2018. A new species of Gobiopsis (Pisces: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 31:47-53. (Ref. 123065)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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
): 3.2 ±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) .