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: Nesogobius: Greek,nessa = island + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); greeni: Named after R.H. Green, formerly of the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Tasmania, who collected much of the type material used. More on authors: Hoese & Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 76773). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Indo-Pacific: known from Merimbula, New South Wales, throughout Tasmania, Victoria, and west to Kangaroo I., South Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76773); 3.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10. This species differs by the following characters: 1st D VII; 2nd D 8-11, rarely 8 or 11; A 8-10; no spine in 2nd dorsal or anal fin; branched caudal-fin rays 11-12; pectoral-fin rays 16-20; no head pores; wide gill opening reaching forward to below or slightly before posterior preopercular margin; scales reaching to above preoperculum in the head, sometimes almost to eye; dorsal mid-line of nape naked or rarely with a single scale just before 1st dorsal fin, but scales often present just to side of midline; body scales ctenoid, in 25-30 rows; midline of belly without scales or with a few scales posteriorly; pectoral base usually without scales or with 1 or 2 cycloid scales ventrally; area before pelvic fin n with cycloid scales; body deep, depth at anal origin subequal to or greater than caudal fin length; 1st dorsal fin low, with rounded or triangular shaped margin (Ref. 76773).
Inhabits sand around sea grass beds and around rocky reefs (Ref. 76773).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hoese, D.F. and H.K. Larson, 2006. Description of two new species of Nesogobius (Pisces: Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from Southern Australia. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):7-13. (Ref. 76773)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.2 - 18.5, mean 16.8 (based on 318 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .