Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cabillus: Dutch, kabeljau = cod fish, a dish of cod mached (Ref. 45335); caudimacula: Name from Latin compound adjective, 'cauda' for tail and 'macula' for spot, referring to the prominent black blotch posteriorly on the body and caudal-fin base. More on authors: Greenfield & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 17 m (Ref. 58271). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58271)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. This small species, largest 1.80 cm SL, has the following characteristics: light colored with a depressed head (width 1.4-1.8 into head length and always wider than deep); with a bilobed tongue; pelvic-fin frenum greatly reduced, flat and not raised and turned back (outer margins about one-third pelvic spine length, shorter in center and easily torn), and the pelvic spines not thickened; terminal mouth; chin with a small, slightly curved mental frenum, and no barbels present on underside of head; tips of upper pectoral-fin rays not free; cheeks without prominent vertical fleshy flaps that bear papillae; dorsal-fin origin behind pectoral-fin base; no spines on preopercle; dorsal-fin spines thin and flexible; no dermal crest anterior to first dorsal fin; body scaled forward to pectoral fin; first gill slit open (Ref. 58271).
Benthic on sand near reefs (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2004. The marine gobies of the Hawaiian Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(27):498-549. (Ref. 58271)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00415 - 0.01826), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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) .