Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Diademichthyinae
Etymology: Discotrema: Greek, diskos = disc shape + Greek, trema = hole (Ref. 45335); monogrammum: Name from Greek 'mono' meaning one and 'gramme' for line, referring to its diagnostic color character of one continuous pale yellow to white stripe. More on authors: Craig & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from Christmas Island to Papua New Guinea; north to the Philippines, south to the Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75094)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 7;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. Distinguished from its congeners in having the following characters: no stripe on head and dorsal surface of the body; pectoral-fin ray count 23-22; vertebral count 33-34 (Ref. 75094).
Found on crinoids as commensal (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Craig, M.T. and J.R. Randall, 2008. Two new species of the Indo-Pacific clingfish genus Discotrema (Gobiesocidae). Copeia 2008(1):68-74. (Ref. 75094)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.5 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 1384 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 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 (18 of 100) .