Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Discordipinna: Latin, discors = to disagree + Latin, pinna = fin, wing (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 45 m (Ref. 90102), usually 2 - 15 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115)
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Marquesan Islands (Ref. 2334); including Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
(total): 5 - 6;
soft rays: 8. Characterized by head white with brown spots; dorsal half on the body white with narrow orange stripes; orange caudal fins with three large brown spots on second dorsal and upper part of caudal fin; orange pectoral fin with white central portion; greatly prolonged first two dorsal spines; pectoral rays with filamentous tips; united pelvic fins forming disc, reaching to origin of anal fin; pointed caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 22-25; ctenoid scales anteriorly, ctenoid posteriorly; cheeks and operculum without scales; top of head with large scales; depth of body 5.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Occurs in areas with live coral, rubble, and sand (Ref. 9710, 48637, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Secretive and not associated with burrows or prawns (Ref. 9710, 48637). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 2694 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [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
): 3.1 ±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) .