Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Schindleriidae
Etymology: Schindleria: Named for ichthyologist Otto Schindler, 1906-1959 (Prof. Dr. Konrad Schindler, pers. comm Dec. 2017).; nigropunctata: Name from Lating 'niger' meaning black, and 'punctatus' for spotted; referring to the black melanophores on the body.
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, Egypt; expected to have a broader distribution range.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116797)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 41 - 42. This relatively high-bodied, pigmented species is distinguished by the following characters: body depth at pectoral-fin origin 5-6% of SL, at anal-fin origin 9% SL; predorsal length 53-67% of SL, preanal length 54-67% of SL; dorsal-fin rays 13, anal-fin rays 11 or 12; first dorsal-fin ray at myomere 24, first anal-fin ray below second dorsal-fin ray; myomeres 20 + 21 or 22 = 41 or 42; premaxillae and dentaries with small teeth; gas bladder posteriorly located at 47-49% of SL; males with rod-like, flexible urogenital papilla without lobes, projections or accessory papillae, with the distal half narrow, pointed and usually posteriorly directed (Ref. 116797).
Occurs in shallow fringing reef lagoon at night (Ref. 116797)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R. and M. Abu-El-Regal, 2017. Schindleria nigropunctata, a new species of paedomorphic gobioid fish from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Schindleriidae). Marine Biodiversity. (Ref. 116797)
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
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .