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Platygobiopsis akihito  Springer & Randall, 1992

Imperial goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Platygobiopsis: Greek, platys = flat + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335);  akihito: In honor of Emperor Akihito of Japan..   More on author: Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 20 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: known only from Flores, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 12. Characterized by brownish body color with six diffuse dark saddles across back; pelvic fins united, well developed frenum; long and pointed caudal fin, about 2.8-3.0 in SL; longitudinal scale series 60-70; cycloid scales anteriorly, dorsally and ventrally on body, becoming ctenoid posterolaterally on body at level of tip of adpress pectoral fins; head without scales except dorsally on nape; predorsal scales 17-22; each side of chin with tiny barbel; extremely slender head and body, dorsally depressed; depth of body 17.2-22.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in large vertical burrows of crustaceans on sloping silty sand and mud bottoms in 15-20 m (Ref. 90102). Seen together with Apogon, Acanthocepola Gymnothorax, Nemipterus, Muraenichthys, Yirrkala, Priolepis, Oxymetopon species, Oxymetopon cyanoctenosum, Yongeichthys criniger, Amblypomacentrus breviceps, and unidentified gobiids, flatfish, muraenids.

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Springer, V.G. and J.E. Randall, 1992. Platygobiopsis akihito, new genus and species of gobiid fish from Flores, Indonesia. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 38(4):349-355. (Ref. 8935)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .