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: Acentrogobius: Greek, a = without + Greek, kentron = sting + Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); violarisi: Named for Julius Violaris, owner of Nawe Constructions at Alotau (for allowing uninterrupted access to the survey site).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 18 m (Ref. 100513). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea, but ptobably with a wider range across the East Indian region.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,11, the dorsal spines are thin and flexible, first longest with filamentous tip, 3.2 in SL, reaching to base of about fourth or fifth soft ray of second dorsal fin when laid back; A I,11; pectoral-fin rays 16-18; lanceolate caudal fin, longer than head length; 28-29 scales in longitudinal series; 8 transverse scales; 12-13 predorsal-scales; ctenoid scales cover the body, becoming cycloid on the breast, pectoral-fin base, and nape; cheek and opercle naked; when alive colour pale grey with brown scribbling on the back, with mid-lateral row of 4 short narrow black bars and spot (at caudal-fin base) positioned between pair of brown stripes extending from pectoral fin to caudal-fin base, pair of neon blue stripes across cheek, alternating blue and brown bands on dorsal fins, and orange spots on upper half of caudal fin (Ref. 100513).
The collection area consists of moderately sloped (about 20 degrees) mud substratum (the slope begins in approximately 1.5 m depth and flattens out at about 18 m). The featureless bottom has numerous burrows occupied by a variety of fishes and invertebrates, including this new species. Fewer than ten individuals were observed on the lower section of the slope (15-18 m ) and only widely scattered, solitary individuals were seen, each of which was invariably associated with a muddy burrow (Ref. 100513).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 2015. Descriptions of two new gobies (Gobiidae: Acentrogobius) from Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 14:1-13. (Ref. 100513)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00271 - 0.01339), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .