Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
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(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Wuhanlinigobius: Named for Chinese ichthyologist, Prof. Wu, Han-lin, for recognizing his great contribution for the ichthyological research in China especially for gobioid fishes..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Subtropical
Western Pacific: China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, northern Australia; possibly also from West Malaysia and Sulawesi..
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80545)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 26. Distinguished by the following characteristics: small, slender-bodied; first dorsal fin VI, low, rounded and spines never filamentous ; second dorsal rays I/8; anal rays I/8-9; pectoral rays 16-19 (modally 18); longitudinal scales 47-50 (modally 48); TR 15-16 (modally 16); PreD 0-19 (modally 0); small ctenoid scales on body; (modally 48); predorsal area covered with cycloid scales in female, usually naked in male; naked on cheek, operculum, prepelvic region and pectoral base region; three horizontal blackish brown stripes on cheek and preoperculum; both sexes in adults with thin red lines at their upper and lower lip; adult male with caudal fin membrane yellow and distinct black margin; both sexes with caudal fin membrane having 3-5 vertical black lines (Ref. 94983).
Usually found in mangroves, at sites not far from the sea; collected by beam trawl in shallow water or by hand during low tide on mud-banks, in tiny puddles, on exposed mud surface or partly buried in mud. One specimen in the Gulf of Carpentaria was found alive among the bases of dead mangrove Bruguiera exaristata on quite dry, firm mud (Ref. 80545).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and K.K.P. Lim (eds.), 2000. A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zool. Suppl. (8):569-667. (Ref. 36648)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00335 - 0.01567), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).