Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Amblyopinae
Etymology: Ctenotrypauchen: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Greek, trype, -es = howl + Greek, auchen = neck (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range 50 - 70 m (Ref. 78624). Subtropical
Western Pacific: South China Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78624)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 41 - 46. Distinguished by the following: serrated frontal crest with united, bur slightly emarginate pelvic fins; total elements in dorsal fin 53-57; total elements in anal fin 41-46, pectoral-fin rays 14-17; pelvic-fin rays I, 3-5; anal-fin pterygiophores preceding the first hemal spine (AP) 3-4; caudal vertebral count 23-25; longitudinal scale rows 48-66 (Ref. 078624).
This species was collected at depths of 62-65 in the Arafura Sea and 50-70 m from the Samar Sea; possible that this species may be confined to deeper waters than most other members of this subfamily (Ref. 78624).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wu, H.L., K.-T. Shao and C.F. Lai (eds.), 1999. Latin-Chinese dictionary of fishes names. The Sueichan Press, Taiwan. 1028 p. (Ref. 31517)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.4 - 28.2, mean 27 (based on 220 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00177 - 0.01076), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .