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 4.5, 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. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 7.2 - 18.4, mean 10.4 °C (based on 410 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00362 - 0.00959), b=3.06 (2.92 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 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).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 205 [94, 434] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.64 [0.92, 2.96] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.6 [16.9, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.401 [0.212, 0.670] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.1 [11.9, 51.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 14.9 [4.8, 43.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.2 [0.8, 1.9] mg/100g (wet weight);