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Koumansetta hectori (Smith, 1957)

Hector's goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
  More on author: Smith.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 90102), usually 5 - 20 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 27115); 30°N - 22°S, 32°E - 175°E

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Indo-West Pacific: from Seychelles to Fiji; north to Japan, south to New Caledonia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,15-17; A I,15-16; pectoral-fin rays 16-17; scales in longitudinal series 49-54, in transverse series 17-18; interorbital wide, 67-90 % of eye diameter; rear margin of upper jaw ending posteriorly slightly behind or at vertical through anterior margin of eye; first two dorsal-fin spines filiform, elongate, remaining progressively shorter, the sixth dorsal-fin spine almost reaches the origin of the second dorsal; small ctenoid scales on body, cycloid at axil of pectoral fin, nape and entire belly, and in the area between first dorsal fin and pectoral fin; predorsal scales 16-22, scales not reaching to the vertical through the posterior edge of eye, ending at the level of pore G or H'; cheek and opercle naked; scales cover the basal 1/3-1/4 of caudal fin, becoming rapidly smaller and cycloid; prepectoral area with about 4-9 vertical series of fine cycloid scales covering the entire base of the pectoral fin; prepelvic area with cycloid scales, 9-14 in the midventral row; width at anal-fin origin 9.9-10.7% of SL; caudal peduncle depth 75.4-88.9% of its length; head depth 47.3-54.4% of HL; length of 11th second dorsal-fin ray 11.8-14.2% of SL; length of 8th anal-fin ray 13.7-14.9% of SL (Ref. 119548).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sheltered bays and inner reefs on fine rubble shaded by large living corals (Ref. 48637). Occurs solitarily, hovering a short distance above sandy bottoms of reef bases. Stomach contents of one specimen comprise of filamentous algae, harpacticoid copepods, ostracods, amphipods, and nematodes (Ref. 9360).

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Kovačić, M., S.V. Bogorodsky, A.O. Mal and T.J. Alpermann, 2018. Redescription of the genus Koumansetta (Teleostei: Gobiidae), with description of a new species from the Red Sea. Zootaxa 4459(3):453-481. (Ref. 119548)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 13 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Aquarium: commercial
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.2, mean 28.4 (based on 320 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.1   ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .