Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Favonigobius: Latin, favonius = gentle, propicious and Latin, favonianus = the west wind; 1656 + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 46888); depth range - 5 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines (Ref. 7050), north to Japan (Ref. 559), south to northern Australia (Ref. 33390).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 2.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
soft rays: 7 - 8. Body with small spots; sides with 4-5 groups of black spots, last spot on caudal peduncle often paired without a vertical bar at caudal base; median fins spotted; paired fins pale (Ref. 2798). Large males with dusky 1st dorsal, anal and pelvic fins (Ref. 2798); characterized further by second dorsal spine forming elongate, threadlike filament; pelvic fins united medially; presence of pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 27; ctenoid scales except cycloid on breast and pectoral fin base; predorsal scales 3, scale absent on remainder of head; depth of body 6.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Usually in small groups (Ref. 90102). Found over sandy and muddy bottoms, often in weedy areas of intertidal zone; also in mangroves, estuaries, lagoons and rivers (Ref. 4343).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.5 °C (based on 2768 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00521 - 0.01670), b=3.12 (2.97 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .