Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: attenuata: Name from Latin word meaning 'drawn out' or 'tapering', refers to the prolonged tapering filament formed by the middle five caudal rays.. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 15 - 48 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: Solomon Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75899)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species is diagnosed by the following characters: D VI-I, 11; A I, 11; pectoral rays 19; scales in longitudinal series 39; median predorsal scales 15; scales on head absent except dorsally behind eye; scales on prepectoral area; body not very elongate, depth 5.35 in SL; orbit diameter 3.2 in HL; third dorsal spine longest, 3.95 in SL; caudal fin long, the middle five rays prolonged into a tapering filament as long as rest of fin, total fin length 2.15 in SL; pectoral fins reaching to above origin of anal fin, 3.6 in SL; pelvic fins just reaching anus, 4.9 in SL (Ref. 75899); characterized further by pale bluish grey body color with four diffuse brown bars on body; nape and body with orange lines and small spots; lower half of side has a zone of elongate orange spots and occasional vertical orange lines; cheek and operculum with dark-edged orange bands and spots; dorsal fins bluish with dusky orange bands; united pelvic fins, presence of well developed frenum; cycloid scales covering body anteriorly, ctenoid posteriorly (Ref. 90102).
Inhabit sand-rubble or mud bottoms in 15-48 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2007. Descriptions of four new shrimpgobies of the genus Vanderhorstia from the Western Pacific. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 12(3):89-100. (Ref. 75899)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.9 - 29.1, mean 28.5 (based on 24 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .