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: stevcici: Named for Zdravko Stevčić.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 15 - 40 m (Ref. 75175). Tropical
Eastern Central Atlantic: São Tomé Islands, Gulf of Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75175); 2.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished from G. nigricintus by the following characters: presence of pore ß; row g anteriorly ends more or less in front of row o; presence of transverse interorbital row p; snout with 4 median preorbital rows (vs. 3); 37-41 longitudinal scale rows (vs. 29-33); 22-24 predorsal scales (vs. 18); 9 anal fin rays (vs. 10-11); 17 pectoral fin rays (vs. 18-20); body overall light reddish-brown, with or without faint brown vertical bands (vs. dark brown bars contrasting strongly with light ground on flanks, fins, eyes, head and lips) (Ref. 75175).
Types were collected between 15 and 25 m depth, but otherwise observed at entrances of small caves between 20 and 40 m depth. Small individuals (about 4 cm SL) were seen at Rolas Island in 20 m depth hovering upside down; individuals of approximately twice this size were reported in small caves between 35 to 40 m depth at Diogo Vaz (Ref. 75175).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M. and U.K. Schliewen, 2008. A new species of Gorogobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from São Tomé Islands. Zootaxa 1686:29-36. (Ref. 75175)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00414 - 0.01834), 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
): 3.2 ±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) .