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Ctenogobius lepturus  (Pfaff, 1933)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Ctenogobius: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Atlantic: Senegal to Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 57403). Also reported from the Cunene in Namibia (Ref. 33857).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57403)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13. Diagnosis: mouth subterminal and slightly oblique, angle of mouth reaching to below mideye; operculum and predorsal region of head without scales; 29-35 scales in longitudinal series on flanks (plus perhaps 1-2 scales on caudal fin base); 10-14 (mode 11) scales in rearward transverse series; 1st dorsal fin: VI; 2nd dorsal fin: I,10-11 (mode 11): anal fin: I,11-13 (mode 12); pectoral fins: 16-18 (mode 17); caudal fin lanceolate, with 16-17 segmented rays (13-14 of them branched) (Ref. 57403). Coloration: Preserved specimens: marbled with brown on back and irregular cross bars on nape; thin dark suborbital bar extending anteroventrally from eye to angle of mouth; several vertical dark lines on cheeks; 5 distinct spots along midlateral line of body, last one located at base of caudal fin; irregular row of tiny spots above midline, scale pockets with dark margins forming reticulate pattern laterally; 1st dorsal fin with 4-5 black longitudinal bands consisting of fine spots; 2nd dorsal fin with approximately 2 bands of fine spots; pectoral and caudal fins with spots forming vertical bands; anal and pelvic fins dusky (Ref. 57403).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inshore marine species; may also be found in brackish waters of lagoons (Ref. 7390, 57403).

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Harrison, I.J., P.J. Miller and F. Pezold, 2003. Gobiidae. p. 625-666 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57403)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .