Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Stiphodon: Greek, stiphos, -eos, -oys = mass + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); maculidorsalis: Derived from the combination of the Latin words maculosus, meaning spotted, and dorsalis, meaning dorsal, in reference to the unique spotted dorsum on head and trunk in both sexes. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94085)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. This species can be diagnosed by the following combination of characters: second dorsal fin with usually 9 soft-rays; first dorsal fin pointed with 4 and 5 elongate spines in males; pectoral fin usually with 15 soft-rays; premaxillary teeth 42-46 in <30.0 mm SL, 51-56 in 30.0-39.9 mm SL, 52-59 in 40.0-49.9 mm SL, and 64-65 in ? 50.0 mm SL; dentary with canine-like symphyseal teeth in both sexes; male lacking white patch behind pectoral-fin base; anterior half of nape almost naked in male; most of nape scaled and most of occipital region naked in female; colorations in both male and female are very unique and also distinguish them from all congeners, such consisting of black spots scattering dorsally on head and trunk of male and female, broad black bands on distal part of second dorsal fin and dorsal part of caudal fin of male, fine black spots on pectoral-fin rays of male and dusky transverse bars laterally on trunk and tail of female (Ref. 94085).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Maeda, K. and H.H. Tan, 2013. Review of Stiphodon (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae) from Western Sumatra, with description of a new species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61(2):749-761. (Ref. 94085)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .