Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Cabillus: Dutch, kabeljau = cod fish, a dish of cod mached (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 9 m (Ref. 37816). Tropical; 25°N - 24°S
Indo-Pacific: islands in the Indian Ocean to the Hawaiian and Line islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and Tonga.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9360)
soft rays: 8. Characterized by mainly white body color with short dark brown bar below eye; presence of dark band from rear eye to nape; side of body with irregular brown markings; large brown saddles below dorsal fins and dorsally on caudal peduncle; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 27; median predorsal scales absent; prepectoral and prepelvic areas without scales; depressed head, head depth about 1.3 in head width; opening of gill restricted to base of pectoral fin; depth of body 5.3-6.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Occurs on sandy bottoms of lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of over 9 m.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2003 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00277 - 0.01371), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .