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: masudai: Named after Hajime Masuda (Ref. 76829).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 64 m (Ref. 76829). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Japan, also Ogasawara and Ryukyu Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76829); 2.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI-I, 10 (9 in only one paratype); typical males (11 of 14 males) have elongate and filamentous dorsal spines reaching to anterior 4th to 8th soft rays of second dorsal fin; A I, 13; pectoral rays 17-18; including 13-17 branched rays; pelvic rays I, 4, I (fifth ray absent in 2 paratypes), fifth pelvic ray greatly reduced, averaging 14.1% (7.0%-28.0%) of fourth ray length, well developed pelvic-fin membranes extending beyond base of first branch of each pelvic-fin ray; lateral scale rows 23-25; transverse scale rows 6-8; cephalic sensory pore system complete sensu Lachner & Karnella (1980); genital papillae of males non-fimbriate; body light pink; edge of scale pockets reddish brown or brown; forming network on body; a small round bluish black or dark brown blotch on each side of nape just above opercle; 2 short longitudinal reddish brown or brown lines on cheek; the upper running posteriorly from postero-ventral corner of eye to a point midway between eye and posterior end of opercle, the lower line running from corner of mouth to a vertical line through posterior edge of eye; a short longitudinal reddish or dark brown line on anteroventral part of preopercle, just below the lower line on cheek; 2 short longitudinal reddish brown or brown bars or oval blotches on pectoral-fin base; one each on the dorsal and ventral part (Ref. 76829).
Occurs in shallow rocky reefs (Ref. 76829).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Matsuura, K. and H. Senou, 2006. Eviota masudai, a new gobiid fish (Teleostei: Perciformes) from Japan. Mem. Natl. Sci. Mus. (41):341-349. (Ref. 76829)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 17.4 - 25.2, mean 21.3 (based on 52 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00427 - 0.01860), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), 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) .