Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Callogobius: Greek, kalos, kallos = beautiful + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 37 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical; 30°N - 15°S
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Bazaruto (Ref. 2798) and eastward to Samoa; north to the Ryukyu Is., the Philippines, Guam and the Marshall Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798)
soft rays: 7. Characterized by brown or yellowish brown with scattered pale brown spots on side of body; usually with four diffuse brown bars (below first dorsal, anterior second dorsal, anterior caudal peduncle and on caudal fin base), wavy oblique brown bands on dorsal fins; light and dark spots on all fins except pelvics; dorsal spines tips usually forming short filaments; completely united pelvic fins with well-developed frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 22-25; cycloid scales on nape, pectoral fin base and breast, becoming ctenoid posteriorly; cheek and opercle with embedded cycloid scales; predorsal scales 6-7; head with prominent papillae ridges; depth of body 4.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Occurs among corals.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.9 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 438 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .