Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Schindleriidae
Etymology: Schindleria: Named for ichthyologist Otto Schindler, 1906-1959 (Prof. Dr. Konrad Schindler, pers. comm Dec. 2017).; elongata: Name from Latin meaning elongate; referring to the body which is more slender than in the closely related S. brevipinguis..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea; expected to have a broader distribution range.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116152)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. This moderately elongate and unpigmented species is distinguished by the following characters: body depth at pectoral-fin origin 4-5% of standard length (SL) and at anal-fin origin 5-7% SL; predorsal length 66-70% SL, pre-anal length 66-71% SL; D 13-14; A 10-11; first dorsal-fin ray at myomere 20 or 21 and first anal-fin ray below second to fourth dorsal-fin rays; myomeres 19-20 + 13-14 = 33-34 total; premaxillae and dentaries with small teeth; gas bladder located posteriorly at 56-60% SL; males have a rod-like, flexible urogenital papilla lacking lobes, projections or accessory papillae, the distal half tapering to a broad, angular point and usually posteriorly directed (Ref. 116152).
Collected by a light trap in a shallow fringing reef lagoon at night (Ref. 116152).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R. and M. Abu El-Regal, 2017. Schindleria elongata, a new species of paedomorphic gobioid from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Schindleriidae). J. Fish Biol. 90(5):1883-1890. (Ref. 116152)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .