Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Gobioides: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + suffix oides = similar to (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 46888). Tropical
Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 57403, 79590).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79590)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 31. Diagnosis: lower jaw with 2 rows of caniniform teeth, a single row in upper jaw; dorsal fin 19-21 segmented rays; anal fin with 19 segmented rays; 31 vertebrae; maximum size: 500 mm TL; gape of mouth reaching to below or beyond eye; dorsal fin: VII,19-21; anal fin: I,19; pectoral fins: 17; caudal fin: 16-18 segmented rays; dorsal and anal fins connected to caudal fin by a membrane (Ref. 57403, 79590).
Coloration: preserved specimens uniformly light brown (Ref. 57403, 79590). In life: head and back bluish-grey, ventral part of body yellowish-white; fins greyish or white (Ref. 57403, 79590).
Occurs inshore (Ref. 4343) in brackish waters (Ref. 57403), i.e., estuaries and occasionally lagoons; sometimes ascends rivers, but rarely moves beyond the intertidal zone (Ref. 57403, 79590). Maximum size: perhaps reaching 500 mm total length (Ref. 57403, 79590).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Murdy, E.O., 1998. A review of the gobioid fish genus Gobioides. Ichthyol. Res. 45(2):121-133. (Ref. 27974)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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
): 24.4 - 27.9, mean 26.7 (based on 62 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00200 (0.00079 - 0.00501), b=2.97 (2.75 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .