Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Diademichthyinae
Etymology: Lepadicyathus: Name given according to its external similarity with the genus Lepadichthys and is derived gtom the Greek words 'di' for two and 'cyathus' for cup or bowl, referring to the presence of a double sucking disc.; mendeleevi: Named for R/V 'Dimitrii Mendeleev' which in turn is named after an outstanding Russian chemist.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 75705). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75705)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 31. This species is distinguished by the following characters: partial lateral asymmetry, the head slightly asymmetrical when seen from the front; vertebral column bent towards the
left in males, to the right in females, at an angle of 40°-45°, with bending starting slightly before level of anus; anus towards the right-hand side of the body in males, towards the left-hand side in females; position of guts is slightly asymmetrical; gills 3; pelvic fin disc rudimentary, in two parts, with a few rudimentary papillae basally in region B; dorsal-fin rays 11-12; anal-fin rays 10; caudal fin with 10 principal rays; naked skin, the surface of head and body covered with a dense pattern of obliquely arranged striae consisting of minute tubercles (Ref. 117884).
Collected from corals (Millepora) at 1 m depth, its association with the coral is unknown. The specimens were collected together with Gymnothorax buroensis (juvenile individual), Pseudogramma polyacantha, Gobiodon sp., Balistapus undulatus, Enchelyurus kraussi, and 3 unidentified blennies (Ref. 75705).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2005. A new genus and species of clingfish (Gobiesociformes: Gobiesocidae) from New Guinea. J. Ichthyol. 45(7):546-550. (Ref. 75705)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [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
): 3.0 ±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 (12 of 100) .