Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); aureus: aureus (Latin for yellow) referring to the many 'golden-yellow' spots scattered on the body and fins (Ref. 31555).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 25 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Solomon Islands, and the Coral Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31555)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Pectorals large and rounded; pelvic fins largely separated but united at base, the connecting membrane very short and concave in outer margin, without inter-spine frenum (Ref. 31555). Body with a row of golden-yellow spots along mid-line of lateral surfaces and with some rows of smaller golden-yellow spots on both dorsal and ventral surfaces. An oblique, yellow line on cheek and snout. Caudal base with a diaper-shaped black blotch. Dorsal and caudal fins with some rows of smaller golden-yellow spots. First dorsal with a large black blotch, with its lower half tinged orange. Pelvic fins largely separated except for a limited linkage by a very narrow connecting membrane (Ref. 31555); characterized further by having rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 24-25; ctenoid body scales becoming cycloid anterior to pectoral and pelvic fins; absence of scales on operculum; opening of gill extending to or almost to vertical at posterior edge of preopercle; depth of body 4.3-4.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits seaward reefs in 5-25 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, I.-S. and K.-T. Shao, 1997. Fusigobius aureus, a new species of gobiid fish (Perciformes, Gobiidae) from Flores Island, Indonesia. Acta Zool. Taiwanica 8(2):87-92. (Ref. 31555)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.4 - 29.4, mean 28.8 (based on 1078 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (10 of 100) .