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Grallenia solomonensis  Allen & Erdmann, 2017

Solomons goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Grallenia: Named for Gerald R. Allen, (G+R+Allen+suffix '-ia'), in honor of his great contribution to our knowledge of the diversity of coral-reef fishes.;  solomonensis: Named for its type locality, the Solomon Islands.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 14 - 15 m (Ref. 116128).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Solomon Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,7; A I,7; posterior longitudinal scales 5-8, restricted to the caudal peduncle; body depth at pelvic-fin origin 16.6-17.9% SL; depth at anal-fin origin 13.3-13.6% SL; with cephalic sensory-canal pores; live colour unknown, but alcohol-preserved specimens have conspicuous dark bands below eye and across opercle, a pair of relatively large black spots at caudal-fin base, and dorsal surface of snout and nape with numerous black spots, streaks, and stellate markings (Ref. 116128).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2017. Descriptions of five new species of marine gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) of the genus Grallenia) from the tropical western Pacific Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 27:20-47. (Ref. 116128)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [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):  2.9   ±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) .