Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Gobiopsis: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: western India to the Mekong.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by pale grey body color with irregular brown blotches on cheek, without pronounced dark patch covering top of head; presence of four dark brown saddles (including one on nape) dorsally on side; caudal fin base with diffuse blackish bar; presence of dark wedge-shaped mark on pectoral fin base; fully united pelvic fins, frenum present; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 36-44; presence of barbels on snout, tip of chin, and ventrally below lower jaw (except none on posterior mandible); strongly ctenoid scales; cheek and opercle without scales; deeply embedded nape scales; presence of sensory pores on head, including two preopercular pores; depth of body about 5.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits mud and rock bottoms near shore in 0-4 m (Ref. 90102). Found in coastal waters, estuaries (Ref. 4833), tidal rivers, canals and creeks (Ref. 12693). Feeds on small fishes, crustaceans and insects. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.3 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2381 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00279 - 0.01364), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .