Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Callogobius: Greek, kalos, kallos = beautiful + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 15 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Japan, Indonesia, and the east coast of northern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38029)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 6 - 8. Characterized by dark brown color of head and body with scattered white flecks; dusky brown dorsal fins with pale bands or rows of dark brown spots and 1-2 relatively large blackish spots on basal portion; dusky brown caudal fin with rows of dark spots; brown pelvic and anal fins; brown pectoral fins with white spots; united pelvic fins with frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 28-30; cycloid scales on head and anterior body, ctenoid posteriorly; cheek and opercle with cycloid scales; predosal scales 8-11, extending to rear margin of eyes; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 4.0-5.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits rocky shores and coral reefs in 3-15 m (Ref. 90102).
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. 120744)
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
): 24.1 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 1634 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .