Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Mugilogobius: Latin, mugil, -ilis = grey mullet + Latin, gobius = gidgeon (Ref. 45335); littoralis: Named for its seashore habitat (Ref. 43716). More on author: Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical; 10°S - 27°S, 112°E - 142°E
Western Pacific: northern and northwestern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 7 - 9;
Vertebrae: 25 - 27. Body dusky grey with irregular vertical bars, blotches and small spots, often almost plain grey; first dorsal fin grey, black posteriorly, bright yellow submarginal band present (Ref. 43716). Longitudinal scales 36-46; TRB 13-18; predorsal scales 12-21, small, reaching forward of preopercular margin but not reaching behind eyes; ctenoid scales on side of body separated into patch behind pectoral fin and area from below second dorsal fin origin back to caudal base (Ref. 43716). Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 43716).
Occurs intertidally on marine shores, typically in beach-rock pools (near fresh water seepages), in brackish pools behind beach dunes, or in sandy mangrove lagoons along beaches or headlands (Ref. 43716, 44894). Primarily a saltwater fish, but very occasionally found in almost entirely freshwater conditions (Ref. 44894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K., 2001. A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.8 - 28.7, mean 28 (based on 225 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00385 - 0.01883), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 (12 of 100) .