Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 10683), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Mauritius, and Kenya (10683); Japan (Ref. 43239) and Indonesia (Ref. 47567). Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10683)
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Characterized by semi-translucent body, presence of small orange spots, and 4-5 large internal blackish blotches and rectangular white marks; elongate and filamentous first two dorsal spines especially in male; fully united pelvic fins; presence of pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 25-26; ctenoid scales except cycloid on nape, breast and base of pectoral fin; scales absent on operculum; median predorsal scales absent; opening of gill extending to below posterior half of opercle; depth of body 4.8-5.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Solitary on sand at base of coral overhangs (Ref. 90102). Specimens collected from sand or sand and rubble substrata.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1994. A new genus and six new gobiid fishes (Perciformes: Gobiidae) from Arabian waters. Fauna Saudi Arabia 14:317-340. (Ref. 10683)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.3 - 29.2, mean 28 °C (based on 2524 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 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 (12 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 612 [276, 1,282] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.49 [0.79, 2.90] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.8 [16.0, 19.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.321 [0.146, 0.621] g/100g ; Selenium = 40.8 [17.8, 90.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 36.8 [10.7, 110.1] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.05 [1.25, 3.34] mg/100g (wet weight);