Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Oxyurichthys: Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, oura = tail + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Weber.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 25 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 13. Characterized by pale brownish grey to bluish grey body color with four large, brown to yellow brown ovate blotches along middle of side at level of base of pectoral fin, irregular orange markings between blotches; small brown spots/saddles along dorsal fin base; caudal fin base with brown spot; dark spot on pectoral fin base; elongate and filamentous first 4-5 dorsal spines in both sexes; united pelvic fins, well-developed frenum present; long and pointed caudal fin,2.3-2.7 in SL; longitudinal scale series 61-80; ctenoid scales posteriorly, becoming cycloid anteriorly; scales absent on head, midline of nape, prepectoral area and breast; low fleshy ridge on midline of nape; depth of body 5.2-7.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits coastal bays and estuaries on muddy substrates, usually in depths over 15 meters on coastal slopes, but shallower in estuaries (Ref. 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K. and E.O. Murdy, 2001. Gobiidae. Gobies. p. 3578-3603. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 42915)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.3 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 1101 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 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 (16 of 100) .