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: rubriceps: Name from combining the Latin rubrum (red) and caput (head), referring to the distinctive red head in life; an adjective.. More on author: Greenfield.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 17 m (Ref. 88933). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Indonesia (Raja Ampat Islands, Halmahera, Banda Islands, Molucca Islands, West Papua), Papua New Guinea (Bismark Archipelago), and Philippines (Palawan).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88933)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern 2 (only IT pore missing); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula almost always 8/7; pectoral-fin rays unbranched; first three dorsal spines may be filamentous in males; 5th pelvic-fin ray absent or rudimentary to 20% maximum of 4th ray; strong black pigment along scale pockets on ventral two-thirds of sides and peppering of dark chromatophores on nape and upper back when preserved; snout, top and sides of head red in life; dark area of abdomen not crossed by a curved yellow-gold line in life (Ref. 88933); characterized further by longitudinal scale series 21-24; scales ctenoid, none on head, breast and pectoral fin base; depth of body 4.2-5.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and S.L. Jewett, 2011. Eviota rubriceps, a new goby from the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, with comments on E. mikiae and E. raja (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3134:53-62. (Ref. 88933)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.4 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 990 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), 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
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .