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: Gobiodon: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); fuscoruber: Named for its uniformly reddish-brown life colouration; name from Latin words 'fuscus' for brown and 'rubrum' for red; typical colouration throughout its distribution despite its geographic colour variants.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Indo-West Pacific, Red Sea, Japan andn Australia (GBR).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94082)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D Vi+I,0; A I,8; both head and body naked; distinct groove between isthmus and interopercle; deep body (the depth at pelvic-fin origin 40.4-44.3 % SL) and strongly compressed; juveniles with rounded head, large adults with steep profile, slightly hump-headed; caudal peduncle relatively slender (depth 14.8-16.0% SL); colour of juveniles and adults dark reddish brown with greenish subcutaneous gleam on dorsal part of body; median fins plain (western Pacific Oceans) or with pale margin (Red Sea and Indian Ocean); iris plain light blue (Red Sea) or scattered with red-brown dots on the outer margin (Ref. 94082).
Occurs on reef flats, crests and upper reef slopes in less exposed areas; and prefers Acropora selago, but also occurs in a number of other, narrowly branched Acropora species such as A. acuminata and A. hyacinthus (Ref. 94082).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Herler, J., S.V. Bogorodsky and T. Suzuki, 2013. Four new species of coral gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Gobiodon), with comments on their relationships within the genus. Zootaxa 3709(4):301-329. (Ref. 94082)
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
): 21.8 - 27.7, mean 26.2 (based on 807 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .