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Paragobiodon lacunicolus  (Kendall & Goldsborough, 1911)

Blackfin coral goby
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Paragobiodon: Greek, para = the side of + Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek,odous =teeth (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 80 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical; 30°N - 32°S

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Indo-Pacific: Seychelles (Ref. 9710) and Chagos Islands to Line and Tuamoto Islands; north to Ryukyu and Bonin Islands; south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by pinkish head ; body color white to pale yellow; fins black except pale pelvic fins; longitudinal scale series 22-24; ctenoid scales except cycloid on abdomen; scaleless head, nape, prepectoral region, breast and midventral portion of abdomen; presence of fleshy papillae on snout and cheek; complete pelvic fin frenum and basal membrane; depth of body at level of pelvic fins 3.0-3.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives exclusively among the branches of the coral Pocillopora damicornis, sometimes as deep as 20 m.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 28.8, mean 27.5 (based on 632 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), 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. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .