Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cabillus: Dutch, kabeljau = cod fish, a dish of cod mached (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 9 m (Ref. 37816), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 25°N - 24°S
Indo-Pacific: islands in the Indian Ocean to the Hawaiian and Line islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and Tonga.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9360)
soft rays: 8. Characterized by mainly white body color with short dark brown bar below eye; presence of dark band from rear eye to nape; side of body with irregular brown markings; large brown saddles below dorsal fins and dorsally on caudal peduncle; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 27; median predorsal scales absent; prepectoral and prepelvic areas without scales; depressed head, head depth about 1.3 in head width; opening of gill restricted to base of pectoral fin; depth of body 5.3-6.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Occurs on sandy bottoms of lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of over 9 m.
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2003 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), 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
): 3.1 ±0.2 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 (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 357 [151, 859] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.14 [0.61, 2.29] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.9 [16.0, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.136 [0.057, 0.289] g/100g ; Selenium = 21 [9, 52] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 159 [41, 580] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.78 [1.55, 4.89] mg/100g (wet weight);