Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Acentrogobius: Greek, a = without + Greek, kentron = sting + Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous (Ref. 59012); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-Pacific: from the Eastern Indian Ocean: Indonesia (Ref. 7050) and western Australia (Ref. 49596) to Western Pacific: Japan, Philippines and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8. Characterized by pale greyish to light brown body color with brown mottling on back; midside with horizontal row of five brown blotches or clusters of smaller spots; caudal fin with scattered iridescent green flecks and submarginal dark band; first dorsal fin spines elongate and filamentous in male; rounded caudal fin, equal or slightly longer than head; longitudinal scale series 32; predorsal scales behind eyes; fully scaled opercle; upper half of cheek scaled; depth of body 3.5-3.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits mud bottoms of estuaries, marine lakes and occasionally in the vicinity of reefs (Ref. 90102). Common in marine lakes (Ref. 37816).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.2 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 2257 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.4 ±0.4 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 (24 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 155 [66, 333] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.958 [0.513, 1.878] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.9 [15.0, 18.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.206 [0.082, 0.496] g/100g ; Selenium = 28.4 [10.3, 68.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 106 [25, 410] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.43 [1.43, 4.02] mg/100g (wet weight);