Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Lubricogobius: Latin, lubricus = slipperiness, smoothness + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 17 - 79 m (Ref. 45340). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands and Viet Nam to the Arafura Sea, New Caledonia and western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45340)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 7. Anterior nostrils present; dorsal and ventral edges of caudal peduncle not keeled; orange with pale blue lines radiating from eye and one descending from nape, bifurcating onto preopercular margin and opercle (Ref. 45340). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 45340); further characterized by having united pelvic fins with well-developed frenum; absence of scales on head or body; no sensory pores on head, prominent papillae; depth of body 2.9-3.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sand, silt, and rubble bottoms, takes refuge in dead shells, worn tubes, tunicates and empty bottles (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and H. Senou, 2001. Review of the Indo-Pacific gobiid fish genus Lubricogobius, with description of a new species and a new genus for L. pumilus. Ichthyol. Res. 48(1):3-12. (Ref. 45340)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.6 - 28.5, mean 27.2 (based on 219 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [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) .