Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Cheilobranchinae
Etymology: Alabes: Greek, alabes, oy = a fish from the Nile, dealing with lampreys (Ref. 45335); springeri: Named for of V.G. Springer (Ref. 76765).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 76765). Temperate
Southwest Pacific: known only from Norfolk Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76765)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the combination of its small gill opening (8.8 in HL), lack of a pelvic-fin rudiment, narrow interorbital space (8.8 in HL), presence of only 2 cephalic pores in the lateral line system, and the origin of the dorsal-fin fold posteriorly placed (Ref. 76765).
Occurs in shallow coastal waters (Ref. 76765).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hutchins, B., 2006. Description of two new species of shore-eels (Gobiesocidae: Cheilobranchinae: Alabes) from South-eastern Australia and Norfolk Island. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):25-28. (Ref. 76765)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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 (24 of 100) .