Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Luciogobius: Latin, lucius = pike + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); fonticola: From a Latin noun 'fonticola', meaning dweller of fountain, in reference to the habitat of this species which is found in springwater gushing from the bottom of river..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; demersal. Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Northwest Pacific: Abe and Oi River Systems entering Suruga Bay, on the Pacific coast of Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86963); 3.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 9;
Vertebrae: 30 - 31. Diagnosed from all other species of Luciogobius by having the following combination of characters: eye small and degenerated, embedded beneath skin, obscured after fixation; body naked, without scales; dermal ridge on cheek lacking barbels; second dorsal-fin origin slightly anterior ro anal fin; pelvic fin present; no free soft rays on upper and lower ends of pectoral fin; second dorsal-fin rays modally I,8; anal-fin rays modally I,8; branched caudal-fin rays modally 8+7; vertebrae modally 15=16=31; interorbit region flat; upper jaw length 10.5% in SL; 39.2% in head length; predorsal length 261.2% head length; preanal length 267.9% in head length; caudal peduncle depth 7.3% in SL (Ref. 86963).
Found in the river mouth on a gravel substrate composed of sand and pebbles, where freshwater springs flow from gaps between the pebbles (Ref. 86963).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kanagawa, N., T. Itai and H. Senou, 2011. Two new species of freshwater gobies of the genus Luciogobius (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Japan. Bull. Kanagawa prefect. Mus. (Nat. Sci.) 40:67-74. (Ref. 86963)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00442 - 0.02163), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).