Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: irrasa: From the Latin irrasa meaning unpolished or unshaved, in reference to the indiscrete nature of the pigmentation pattern of the head and trunk (Ref. 5289). More on author: Lachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical
Western Pacific: Cuyo Islands, Palawan, Philippines and the Southwest Islands of Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5289)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Base of pectoral fin with two dark circular to oval spots, not sharply defined and often weakly connected, the upper spot somewhat larger than the lower; pectoral spots moderately pigmented, the intensity about equal to trunk bars; head (dorsally) and nape with dark, transverse, bars continuous over dorsal midline, and somewhat more heavily pigmented laterally; trunk with regular, dark, vertical bars, somewhat diffuse in outline, continuous over dorsal midline and usually not extending below midside anteriorly and much shorter posteriorly on peduncle; scale pockets dorsolaterally on trunk often weakly pigmented (Ref. 5289); characterized further by longitudinal scale series 24; ctenoid scales, absence on head, nape and base of pectoral fin; separated pelvic fins, only thin membrane joins bases; 8-11 branches on fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 4.1-4.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Karnella, S.J. and E.A. Lachner, 1981. Three new species of the Eviota epiphanes group having vertical trunk bars (Pisces: Gobiidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 94(1):264-275. (Ref. 5289)
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
): 25.1 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 1584 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .