Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Stenogobius: Greek, stenos = narrow + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); alleni: Named in honor of Gerald R. Allen for his contributions to the freshwater ichthyology of Papua New Guinea.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Oceania: New Britain Island, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34009); 3.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. Small and elegant, vertical trunk bars very faint in both sexes; first dorsal fin in males with short bars on membrane that do not appear as scribbles; second dorsal fin similarly marked; first dorsal fin in females with midlateral band and dusky margin, second dorsal with dusky spots forming two rows on membrane; predorsal midline with 2 to 18 scales, usually fully scaled, but may be with naked patches; belly anteriorly naked close to pelvic base; breast naked. Smallest species of the genus known.
Inhabits freshwater streams.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Watson, R.E., 1991. A provisional review of the genus Stenogobius with descriptions of a new subgenus and thirteen new species (Pisces: Teleostei: Gobiidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 15(3):627-710. (Ref. 34009)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00392 - 0.01850), 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
): 3.3 ±0.5 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) .