Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Callogobius: Greek, kalos, kallos = beautiful + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); winterbottomi: Named for Rick Winterbottom who collected the type series with Wouter Holleman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 9 - 28 m (Ref. 93174), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: Comoros and South Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93174); 3.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following set of characters: absence of head pores; scales in lateral series 23-26; preopercular papillae row (Row 20) is not continuous with transverse opercular papillae row (Row 21) (Ref. 93174).
Only four specimens where collected, three form the Comoros, a field station described as 'base of vertical wall with numerous caves' at 9-17 m, and one from South Africa collected at a depth of 26-28 m (Ref. 93174)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Delventhal, N.R. and R.D. Mooi, 2013. Callogobius winterbottomi, a new species of goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 3630(1):155-164. (Ref. 93174)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), 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 ±0.2 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) .