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: gomezi: Named for Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez, former director of the Marine Sciences Institute, University of the Philippines.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 15 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Philippines and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 10. Characterized by pale grey to whitish body with orange spots on head; six blotches at lower side of body; upper half of body with brown mottling; brown basal blotch at posterior part of first dorsal fin; dorsal rays VI+I,10; anal rays I,10; pectoral rays 15; pelvic rays I,5; longitudinal scale series 47-56; gill rakers rudimentary, 1-2; circumpeduncular scales 16-17; head, nape and pectoral area without scales; ctenoid scales on body becoming cycloid on belly, breast and side anterior to level of about middle of first dorsal fin; absence of posterior oculoscapular canal and associated pores; moderately elongate body, depth 5.1-5.8 at pelvic fin origin; opening of gill extending forward to vertical at posterior edge of preopercle; elevated first dorsal fin, no filamentous spines, third spine longest, 3.6-4.3 in SL; ovate caudal fin with rounded margin, 3.0-3.4 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sandy bottoms in sheltered water at depths ranging between 8-15 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.5 - 29.2, mean 28.8 (based on 333 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
): 3.2 ±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) .