Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lesueurigobius: From Charles Alexandre Leueur, painter that travelled with the scientific expeditons of Nicolas Baudin (1880-1804) in the ships "Géographe" and "Naturaliste" (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 130 m (Ref. 5299). Subtropical; 62°N - 18°N, 18°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic: Spain to Skagerrak and Kattegat; Mauritania (Cape Corbiero to Nouakchott). Also in the Mediterranean (into Sea of Marmara);
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - 5 cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35388); max. reported age: 11 years (Ref. 4696)
Yellowish-brown spots on body and dorsal fins. Distinct sense-papillae between the eyes (Ref. 35388). nape scaled and lateral line system with antero-dorsal longitudinal neuromast rows g long and h reduced to a few papillae (Ref. 86376)
Cryptobenthic, burrowing in muddy sand or mud; often associated with a decapod crustacean Nephrops norvegicus (Ref. 5299). Feed on polychaetes, small crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 4696). Eggs are deposited in burrows (Ref. 35388).
Miller, P.J., 1990. Gobiidae. p. 925-951. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon, SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 5299)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.2 - 18.4, mean 10.4 °C (based on 410 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00406 - 0.01076), b=3.03 (2.90 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 1.6 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2; tmax=11).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .