Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lobulogobius: Latin, lobulus = lobe + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); morrigu: Morrigu: the old Irish war goddess, in reference to the jaws and dentition (Ref. 11432).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 28 - 72 m (Ref. 11432). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Arafura Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11432)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Compressed head and body, and rather small eyes and sculpturing on the angle of the preopercle. Pelvic fins fused to form rounded cup, and frenum folded forming an anteriorly-facing pocket. Head and nape without scales. Eyes set laterally and high on head. Interorbital wide, about twice eye diameter. Mouth anterior and oblique, with several rows of curved pointed teeth. Tongue blunt or bilobed. Gill opening wide, gill membranes free of isthmus and each other until they meet as isthmus at a point below the eye. Unpaired fins low. Pectoral rays 19, branched in adults (Ref. 11432).
Commensal in sponges and gorgonians (Ref. 11432, 48637).Commensal with sea pens and hollow, banching gorgonians (genus Solenocaulon) (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K. and E.O. Murdy, 2001. Gobiidae. Gobies. p. 3578-3603. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 42915)
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 - 28.3, mean 27.4 (based on 110 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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) .