Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: limbaughi: Named for Clyde Limbaugh; treated as a noun in the genitive case.. More on author: Hoese.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal, usually 0 - 15 m (Ref. 87125). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59088)
soft rays: 7 - 10. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following set of characters: head
plump, more or less rounded, dorsoventrally compressed; head broad, with the anterior
outline of the head forming a smooth convex curve when viewed dorsally; most males with
one, rarely two, dorsal-fin spines filamentous first spine reaching to between last first dorsal-
fin spine base to fifth second dorsal-fin ray base, occasionally to ninth second dorsal-fin
ray base; pectoral rays usually 20-21; D2 usually I,10; A usually I,9; basicaudal scales absent; body with broad dark brown bands, with smooth vertical margins (Ref. 87125).
Observed cleaning other fishes and commonly occurs with Elacatinus digueti (Ref. 87125). From the subtidal to depths of at least 35 m and commonly found below 15 m (Ref. 87125).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F. and S. Reader, 2001. A preliminary review of the eastern Pacific species of Elacatinus (Perciformes: Gobiidae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 49(Suppl. 1):157-167. (Ref. 87125)
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
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00480 - 0.01654), b=3.16 (3.00 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (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) .