Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Fusigobius: Latin, fusus = spindle + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Hoese & Obika.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 90102), usually 5 - 25 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115)
Western Pacific: Japan to Australia. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5261)
soft rays: 8. Males have a taller, more heavily pigmented first dorsal fin; characterized by translucent grey body color; red-brown iris; side of body with tiny brown spots; first two membranes of first dorsal fin with black tip and large brown blotch below; pelvic fins united only at bases; absence of pelvic frenum; rounded caudal fin; longitudinal scale series 23-25; mainly ctenoid scales except cycloid on breast, base of pectoral fin and side of nape to above rear margin of preopercle; scales absent on operculum; median predorsal scales absent; opening of gill extending to level slightly anterior to posterior edge of preopercle; depth of body 4.7-5.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Lives on patches of fine sand near coral rock or rubble of lagoon reefs (Ref. 37816, 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Fusigobius Whitley, a junior synonym of the gobiid fish genus Coryphopterus gill. Bull. Mar. Sci. 56(3):795-798. (Ref. 10930)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 28.9, mean 27.7 °C (based on 470 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (11 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 196 [97, 446] mg/100g ; Iron = 1 [1, 2] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.4 [16.6, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.178 [0.085, 0.329] g/100g ; Selenium = 22.1 [10.5, 46.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 141 [39, 444] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.2 [1.3, 3.5] mg/100g (wet weight);